The Police in Nigeria is asking a serving senator to return to service on the ground that he did not legitimately resigned.
Senator Isa Hamman Misau is wanted by the police for allege forgery and desertion from the police.
The Police in Nigeria is insisting that Misau is still a policeman.
Misau is currently representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly.
On Friday, Sen Misau condemned what he described as “series of fraudulent practices in the running of the Nigerian Police.”
While addressing a press conference at the National Assembly, Misau who is a retired Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) said that a high level of corruption had been noticed in the handling of monies allegedly being collected by the police as payment for special security services rendered by the Police to corporate bodies, oil firms and highly placed citizens in the country.
But the Police spokesman, Jimoh Mashood has asked the general public and indeed the senate to dismiss statements credited to Senator Misau saying everything he said about the IGP and the police are false.
According to Mashood, Senator Misau is “a habitual and unrepentant liar.”
His real name in the police is DSP Mohammed Isa Hamman, with police number AP No. 57300. He is still a police officer and not a senator because his name is still in the police service.
“Senate will do the nation good by asking him to return to the Nigeria Police Force to face disciplinary committee and answer all the charges bordering on serious misconduct, unprofessional wrong doings as earlier contained in our press statement released today.”
“We want the public to know that he is not fit and proper to be a senator of the federal republic of Nigeria; because that purported retirement letter he displayed today was forged. That his forged letter is dated 2014, whereas he contested the 2011 general election. He is wanted by the force for forgery and desertion which are all criminal offences in the Nigeria law books.”
“All DSP Hamman was saying were cheap blackmail, distraction and deliberate acts to derail investigation. So the force will want the Senate Ethics and Privileges committee which we have confidence and trust into see reason to ask him to dress up in his police uniform to come and appear before police disciplinary committee to answer charges against him.”
“The IGP has no use to distractions DSP Hamman is instituting before the public, and no matter the position any person is, once he or run afoul of the law, he will be made to answer the charges’’, Mashood stated
Misau, while reacting to an allegation made against him by the Police on Thursday that he was on a vendetta mission against the Force, having been unceremoniously dismissed for unscrupulous activities.
He alleged further that postings of officers in the Force as State Police Commissioners (CPs) or Mobile Commanders, are largely influenced by bribes.
Missau alleged further that: “the Police under IGP Idris Ibrahim like most of his predecessors is a cesspool of corruption, nepotism, indiscipline, favouritism,” adding that the police is now at the lowest level of morale which must not be allowed to continue in the interest of the on going anti corruption war and urgent need to stem the tide of increasing rate of crime and criminality in the country.