The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mr. Ibrahim Idris, has responded to sex allegations against him by Senator Hamman Misau representing Bauchi central senatorial district in the Senate. Senator Misau had accused the IGP of allegedly having an illicit affair with two serving female police officers and allegedly impregnated one. IGP Ibrahim Idris replies Senator Misau.
The allegations also had it that the said two junior female officers got questionable promotions by having sex with the IGP.
IGP Ibrahim Idris replies Senator Misau
But the IGP, in his response to the Senator, has said there is no law in Nigeria that prevents him from marrying a serving female police officer.
Idris stated his reply in a written defence he presented through his lawyer, Dr. Alex Iziyon (SAN), to the Senate ad-hoc committee investigating the allegations against him by the senator.
On the allegation that Idris was having affairs with two female officers who also got questionable promotions as a result, Idris specifically asked Senator Misau to cite a section of the law that prevents him from having romantic relationship with a policewoman.
The police boss recalled that Misau’s father married the lawmaker’s mother while in service.
Iziyon said, “This allegation is laughable and showed lack of understanding of the provisions of the Police Act and regulation. Until he brings such section of the Police Act (that forbids a police officer from marrying another police officer), it will amount to discussing the Inspector-General of Police’s private life, which ordinarily should not have been entertained on the floor of the Senate.
“It might be appropriate to remind the senator, whose mother retired from the police as an Inspector of Police and a father who retired from the police as an Assistant Inspector-General of Police, that the Inspector-General of Police is a Muslim and, according to Islamic Law, can marry four wives provided he can love them equally.
“The senator also alleged that the Inspector-General of Police is in a relationship with one Corporal Amina whom he claimed was promoted from the rank of Corporal to an Assistant Superintendent of Police within 12 months.
“This allegation is false and the senator is under obligation to give the full particulars of the female police (officer), where she is serving and her duty post. It is not possible to promote a corporal to the rank of an ASP except the officer has attended an in-service cadet course.”
The IG, who earlier declined the committee’s invitation due to pending court cases over the matter, appeared before the Senate panel on Wednesday, accompanied by Iziyon; and the Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang.
Meanwhile, the Senate had set up an eight-man ad hoc committee to investigate allegations of corruption brought against the Inspector General of Police.