Since President Buhari appointed Ibrahim Idris as the Inspector General of Police, IGP, after the approval of the Council of State at the State House, Abuja, in June 2016, Senator Isah Hamma Misau has set in motion to bring down the IGP.
The report making rounds, alleged that Senator Isah Hamma Misau has been projecting his in-law, an Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG, currently a teaching staff at National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies – Kuru, NIPSS, to be the Inspector General of Police.
The unsubstantiated report indicates that Senator Isah Misau has spent closely 300million Naira in ensuring that his in-law becomes the Inspector General of Police.
When all his effort failed with the confirmation of IGP Ibrahim Idris as the Inspector General of Police by the Council of State, Sen, Isah Misau has been throwing different unsubstantial allegations against IGP Ibrahim Idris.
From available record, Senator Isah Misau, was an ex-Police Officer; his real name in the Police is DSP Mohammed Isa Hamman, with Police number AP No. 57300.
He left the Nigeria Police Force at the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police, DSP, after being charged with several acts of serious misconducts, unprofessional wrong doings, contrary to discipline and other discreditable improper behaviours unbecoming of a Police Officer, and that are inimical to image of the Nigeria Police Force, which can lead to dismissal or compulsory retirement from the Force.
Further information also revealed that he was under Pending Disciplinary Matter, PDM, to appear and face Force Disciplinary Committee, FDC, before he hurriedly exited unceremoniously from the Force.
It is on record that Senator Isah Hamma Misau refused to appear before the Special Investigation Panel set up by the Inspector General of Police to investigate complaints and allegations credited to him, as reported on Page 3 of Daily Trust of 10th August 2017, captioned: “Police Officers pay a bribe for special promotion – Senator”.
In the said publication, Senator Isah Misau alleged that he has received several petitions and complaints emanating from Police Officers, on allegations of payment of money for special promotion.
Senator Isah Misau’s appearance before the Committee would have ensured that appropriate judicial action and other punishments meted out to erring Officers charged with the allegations as it is appropriate in line with the provisions of Public Service Rules Section 030401 (j) (k) and other statutory enabling Laws/Acts.
Another Police Officer who begged not to be named said that promotions in the Nigeria Police is not for sale, but based on merit under IGP Idris.
“All the Officers and other Ranks and Files IGP Idris have promoted merited their ranks, the records are there for the people to see, including Sen. Misau, he said.
“If Senator’s phone records are checked, it will reveal the identities of some faceless people giving him false information which he is reeling out to the media ignorantly.
“Senator has been receiving text messages and emails recently from some unidentified people. Senator just wants his in-law to become the IGP by all means, so as to clear his damaging records in the Police Force.
“Further investigations revealed that Senator Misau has no tangible evidence on all the allegations against the Inspector General of Police. His main objective is for President Buhari to suspend IGP Ibrahim Idris, so that his in-law at NIPSS can become Ag. IGP, pending investigations of all the allegations against IGP Idris.”