Largesse of 2 Jeeps for Aisha Buhari': Police Say Misau's Allegation Untrue, Baseless

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF), yesterday said Senator Isa Hamma Misau's allegation that the Inspector General of Police (IGP),

Mr. Ibrahim Idris bought 2 jeeps for the First Lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari is untrue and baseless.

Mr. Jimoh Moshood, the Force Public Relations Officer while debunking the allegation in a statement made available to Sharpedgenews online in Abuja, said the attention of the Police was been drawn to the separate publications in the Daily Trust newspaper of yesterday captioned: Misau's, Accuses IGP of buying 2 Jeeps for Buhari’s Wife” and “IGP Idris manipulated his retirement age published on The Nation of yesterday credited to Misau respectively.

Moshood, said: "The two reports were studied and found out to be an outright falsehood, misleading, unfounded, a deliberate attempt to misinform the public and drag the name of the wife of the President and Commander in Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mrs Aishat Buhari and that of the IG into a controversy."

The Force Spokesman said it is pertinent to state that at no time did the wife of the President Mrs Aishat Buhari requested directly or indirectly for vehicles for her use from the Inspector General of Police adding that no vehicle whether Jeep or SUV has ever been given for her personal use. 

 

He said: "To set the record straight and disabuse the minds of the public that the IG is empowered by the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended and the Police Act and Regulations, precisely Section 215 (1)(a&b) and (2) “The Nigeria Police Force shall be under the command of the Inspector General Police“ and the Deployment and Control of the entire Operations of the Force including allocation of Police vehicles for operational use throughout the country shall be under the purview of the IGP.

 

"It is within the powers of the IG as stated above that when on the 17th January, 2017, SP Sani M Baba –Inna, the ADC “wife of the President” Federal Republic of Nigeria requested for Two (2) vehicles for Police Personnel in the convoy of Wife of the President for convoy movement and security purposes. 

 

"Two (2) police vehicles (I) a Toyota Sienna Bus with reg. No. NPF 2406D (ii) A Toyota Hiace bus with reg No NPF 3363D were approved by the Inspector General of Police to the ADC “Wife of the President” SP Sani M Baba –Inna for the purposes requested and not to the person of the Wife of the President or for her personal use as alleged by Misau."

 

Moshood said all the allegations made by Misau against the IG and the wife of the President of buying two (2) Jeeps for her as reported in some media are baseless, untrue and done in bad faith to misinform and mislead the Public. 

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