Reps summon Police boss over alleged diversion of 7.2bn

Image result for iBRAHIM iDRISThe House of Representatives has summoned Nigeria’s Police Chief, Ibrahim Idris, over an alleged diversion of 7.2 billion naira in the 2016 budget.

The lawmakers fell short of issuing a bench warrant against the security chief, and have given him a January the nineteenth date to appear, after several failed attempts.

National Assembly Correspondent, Joke Adisa reports that  the House Committee on Police Affairs is  with the IGP and has come up with a motion seeking to cause the execution of a bench warrant for the arrest of the Police boss.

The Committee isn’t comfortable with what it says is the refusal or deliberate failure of the IGP to honour its invitation over alleged violations of the 2016 Appropriation Act, the Public Procurement Act and the Fiscal Responsibility Act.

The lawmakers are seeking answers to why the Police purchased sixty four Toyota Hiace Commuter vehicles instead of ten Armoured Personnel Carriers as approved in the 2016 budget

The Committee also accuses the Police hierarchy of diverting six billion naira approved for the rehabilitation of 102 police stations to other unauthorised spending.

The lawmakers  want the IGP arrested for allegedly disregarding its invitations but some members call for caution

The House condemned the refusal or failure of the IGP to honour the Committee ‘s invitations and handed him a January the nineteenth date as last invite over the matter.

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