The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Monday faulted what it termed the “deafening silence” of the Federal Government against the N120billion fraud allegation against the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris.
PDP warned that the government against “sweeping the allegations against Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), under the carpet”.
Senator representing Bauchi Central, Isah Misau, had accused the police boss of collecting bribes from oil companies and banks where police officers are posted to provide security.
Noting that the allegations against the IGP are “too weighty,” the former ruling party stressed that the All Progressives Congress, APC-led government must not abandoned like that of the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu.
In a series of tweets via its social media handle, the party wrote: “We are again worried with the deafening silence of APC-led FG on the allegation of corruption against police IG by senator Misau.
“The N120 billion fraud allegation against the IG of police is too weighty and the police authority must purge itself of this accusation.
“The sudden realisation that senator Misau is a deserter further exposes the complicity of the police force on this matter.
“This allegation must not be swept under the carpet by APC like the ones against the EFCC Ag. chairman, Magu, and others
“The APC-led FG cannot be said to be fighting corruption and at the same time covering up corrupt officers.”