"The Special Investigation Panel subsequently sent two invitation letters to Senator Isah Hamman Misau".
Recall that NAIJ.com had reported on Friday, August 25 that the police high command submitted a petition to the senate to order its committee on ethics and privileges to probe Senator Isah Misau, representing Bauchi central.
The Force Spokesman, Mr Jimoh Moshood, who stated this on Sunday when he appeared on Channels Television politics programme, said there is no element of truth in his claims.
"The senator bluntly refused to honour an invitation from a special investigative panel set up by the Inspector-General, Ibrahim Idris, to look into the allegation of bribe for promotion, raised by the senator".
"The Force wishes to categorically state that, putting into cognisance the impact of the allegations from the senator on the integrity of the NPF if not investigated, the Inspector General of Police promptly set up a Special Investigation Panel on the 11th August, 2017 to investigate the allegations as reported on another publication captioned "Police Officers pay bribe for special promotion - senator" credited to the same Misau".
"The incumbent IGP, based on available records, series of petitions and reports from insiders, has no capacity to run the Police just like the Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Rtd".
The police made this demand as result of allegation by the senator accusing its engagement in high level corruption in the recent promotion exercise.
"To investigate other complaints, petitions and grievances from police officers within the Force and from other members of the public on allegations of giving money for promotion, either special or otherwise".
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"The second was sent directly to him to provide for him to provide evidence in written form to substantiate and shed light on his allegations and assist the panel to carry out a thorough and discreet investigation into the matter, but he declined".
"Senator Isah Hamman Misau, a distinguished senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, instead of proving his allegations with facts and other evidences to the Panel, granted another media interview reiterating the same allegation.
So we don't want him to use whatsoever he's occupying now to cast aspersion on the integrity of the Nigeria Police Force".
"Then went back to contest for an election in 2015 and today (Sunday), he has been declared a deserter by the Nigeria Police Force and which necessary action will be taken in that regard", he said.
Moshood stated that based on this development, the IGP chose to report the Senator to the Senate Committee on Ethics and privileges for appropiate action.
He explained that the former Deputy Superintendent of Police hurriedly left the force when he was due to appear before the Force Disciplinary Committee.
"It is also pertinent to state that issues of promotions are internal matter within the Force and there are effective mechanisms to check excesses in the Force". And this can explain his ill motives against the Force.
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