The Nigeria Police Force has insisted that the Senator representing Bauchi Central at the National Assembly, Isah Hamman Misau, did not retire from the Force as at the time he contested for Senate.
The Police said, Misau has been found out to still exist on the Nigeria Police Force Officers Staff List as AP. No 57300 DSP Mohammed Isa Hamman, adding that, his final posting was to Niger State Police Command on the 24th September, 2010.
Senator Misau, had on Friday told National Assembly correspondents that the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and the Police Service Commission, were engaging in multiple corrupt practices.
Misau also tendered the confirmation of his retirement letter from the Force, arguing that he served the formation meritoriously and retired honourably.
However, the Force Headquarters has refuted the claim, insisting that Senator Misau deserted the Force upon been posted to Niger Command in September 2010.
Addressing newsmen in Abuja on Sunday, the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Jimoh O. Moshood, said, “Misau is still a Police Officer and not regarded as a Senator by the Nigeria Police Force. The retirement letter he is parading is a suspected forged document under investigation”.
“Senator Isah Hamman Misau dubiously absconded and deserted the Nigeria Police Force on 24th September, 2010 when he was redeployed to Niger State Command and he refused to report.
“Consequent upon which he was queried in line with the Public Service Rules Sections 030301(b)(g)(m)&(o) and 030402(a)(b)(c)(e)&(w), in addition to the previous queries and disciplinary process he was facing when he refused to proceed on Junior Command Course(JCC) 49/2008 at Staff College Jos between 5th January, 2009 and 19thJune, 2009.
“DSP Mohammed Isa Hamman got the suspected forged retirement letter in 2014 but he contested the Bauchi Central Senatorial Election in 2011 General Elections under Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) at that time he was a Deputy Superintendent of Police and a deserter of the Force.
“This is a clear element and criminal liability of fraud and impersonation, because under the law, you cannot be a Police Officer and still stand for election”.
The spokesman averred that, “the suspected forged letter was obtained to perpetuate deceit in furtherance of DSP Mohammed Isa Hamman’s fraudulent intentions and this is another reason why the suspected forged letter of retirement being brandished by DSP Mohammed Isa Hamman is being investigated”.
On the allegations of bribery and corruption preferred against the Police authority, Moshood described it as “fabricated lies, unsubstantiated allegations and shallow imaginations of a personality claiming to be a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, with premeditated evil plans to incite the public against the Nigeria Police Force”
“The misleading, misrepresentation of facts and concocted allegations by the Senator against the Inspector General of Police and the Nigeria Police Force are unfounded fallacies aimed at casting aspersions on the renewed commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to ensure law and order and protection of lives and property across the country.
“It is clearly a false allegation and severe distractions for DSP Mohammed Isa Hamman or any other person to wrongly, without any proof or evidence, accuse the Inspector General of Police of failure to remit money realized from Policemen attached to private citizens and oil companies amounting into about N10b monthly Internally Generated Revenue (IGR), when the truth and facts are that Nigeria Police Force is not a Revenue Generating Agency.
“These allegations from a dubious and fraudulent deserter Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) are ridiculous, baseless and a bear parlour gossip which can only be from someone of unsound mind, unrepentant and habitual liar who patronizes indian hemps joints.
“It is also pertinent to clear the misgivings of the accusation from DSP Mohammed Isa Hamman and inform the public that the Force based postings, transfers and deployment of Commissioners of Police, Police Mobile Force Commanders, SPU Commanders and other Commanding Officers on merit and competence of such officer to perform in that capacity and not on monetary, ethnic or religious consideration.
“Posting and transfers are routine administrative tools to ensure the best performance of Police Officers toward optimum service delivery for the benefit of the public.
“The Inspector General of Police cannot compromise his integrity by receiving money before officers are posted. This allegation is also baseless, unfounded and so should be disregarded and discountenance by the public”.
Moshood said the Commissioner of Police in Adamawa, Moses Jitoboh “and other Officers that DSP Mohammed Isah Hamman disparaged have been granted permission and liberty by the Inspector General of Police to take legal actions against him as deemed necessary for his reckless utterances on the reputation of these officers”.
The Police Authority, therefore, urged the Senate Committee on Ethics and Privileges “to prevail on DSP Mohammed Isah Hamman to return to the Nigeria Police Force to face the Force Disciplinary Committee for various acts of serious misconduct, unprofessional wrong doings contrary to discipline, and other discreditable improper behaviours unbecoming of a Police Officer that he was charged with”