The Senator representing Bauchi Central in the National Assembly, Isah Hamma Misau, has said police officers pay as much as N2.5million to get special promotion through the Police Service Commission (PSC).
Misau, a retired police officer disclosed this while reacting to the bribery scandal allegedly rocking the PSC.
He told Daily Trust: “A serving police officer aware of the trend has told me that they pay as much as N2.5 million to get special promotion. Other sources have also confirmed to me. So it is nothing but fact.’’
Misau, who is a member of the anti-corruption committee of the Senate said he would discuss the issue with the leadership of the Senate, when they resume from annual recess next month.
“We cannot just fold our hands and allow this to continue. The special promotion should be reversed as it was done during the time of Nuhu Ribadu. Unless this is done the lives of Nigerians would no longer be secured. The special promotion is highly compromised.
“Corruption is not only associated with money, it has many forms and money for promotion is part of it. We have to urgently address this because the consequence is what we are witness today,’’ he said.