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MISAU vs IGP: Idris allegedly purchased SUVs for Aisha Buhari

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Senator Isah Misau, indicted by the Federal Government, over making “injurious” false statements against the Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, has included the wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, in his fresh accusations against the police boss.

While reappearing before Senate Committee on Ethics, Misau officially tendered his allegations in which he included the First Lady.

The senate committee is investigating Misau’s previous allegations against the IGP.

In his address, the senator, representing Bauchi Central senatorial district, accused Mr Idris of acquiring two Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) for Mrs Buhari for personal use.

Misau asserted that,  “I still have some of those papers that the IG himself submitted to the court where the first lady (Mrs Buhari), through her ADC, requested for a Toyota Hiace and one Siena.”

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“The same day that the ADC wrote, the IGP minuted that she should be given two jeeps and it is not part of the appropriation. If you look at the appropriation, there is nowhere they said the first lady should be given two jeeps,” he added.

Idris was also accused by Misau of engaging in favouritism while promoting and appointing Commissioners of Police. Misau also alleged that the IGP of  illegal diversion of funds.

“The IGP is alleged to have diverted the funds provided under the 2016 Appropriation Act for the acquisition of Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) to purchase of luxury cars without virement and that he essentially runs the police like a personal property by applying police resources and valuable assets to personal use by his children and close associates,” he claimed.

Naija News recalls that Misau was charged last Thursday, before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory  on five counts bordering on dissemination of falsehood and against the police, the IGP, and the Police Service Commission between August and October 2017.

However, after listening the charges read to him, the senator,  pleaded not guilty to all counts.

Consequently, the court granted him a bail in the sum of five million naira and two sureties, while also fixing November 28 and 29 for trial.

Ibukun Josephine Bankole was a Senior Associate at Naija News. A Mass Communication graduate, Ibukun is passionate about journalism especially in the areas of health and child related issues. She loves eating beans, singing, acting and giving motivational speeches. Ibukun is meticulous and has a positive approach to life. Contact me via twitter/Instagram @ibukunbankole_