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ICPC invites Ex-IG, DG Financial Plan, Others in Test of Police Trust Fund

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission (ICPC) has initiated a test into N11 billion agreements by the Nigeria Police Trust Fund (NPTF).

Likewise being tested is the expenditure of the N1.6 billion take-off award for the association.

The ICPC has welcomed ex-Inspector General of Police Suleiman Abba and seven others to show up before it on the matter.

Abba, who is normal on September 16, was stunned that he was called over agreements he knew nothing about, it was learnt.

Others welcomed are Director, Legal Services, Mrs. Victoria Ojogbane; Director, Planning, Research and Statistics, Alh. Yahaya Mohammed; Director, Finance and Account, Mr. Lawal Gunjunju; Special Assistant, Technical , Mr. Salihu Abubakar; Director, Human Resources and General Services, Dr. Femi Akinfala; a Board part, Mr. Ben Akabueze; another Board part, Engr. Mansur Hammed.

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Different invitees were approached to report between September thirteenth and fifteenth before the ex-IGP proceeds on September 16.

The letter of greeting was endorsed by Director of Operations, Akeem Lawal.

It was discovered that a few individuals from the BOT, including ex-IGP Abba, said they knew nothing about the agreements and uses.

They affirmed that the administration, headed by the Executive Secretary, has usurped the forces of the Board of Trustees as a team with Bureau of Public Procurement and the Ministry of Police Affairs.

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Be that as it may, a source in the administration said: “The administration, driven by the Executive Secretary has been working inside the laws and following fair treatment. We have additionally been straightforward, no law was manhandled. The administration even looked for explanations on acquirement from the Bureau of Public Procurement.”

According to the Nigeria Police Trust Fund Establishment Act 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari on May 6, 2020 endorsed the arrangement ex-IGP Suleiman Abba and six others as individuals from the Board of Trustees of NPTF.

Others are Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto (Executive Secretary); Mr. Nnamdi Maurice Mbaeri – (Representing Ministry of Police Affairs); Inspector-General of Police (Representing Nigeria Police Force); Usman Bilkisu( Representing Ministry of Justice); Mr. Ben Akabueze (DG, Budget and National Planning) – Representing Ministry of Finance, Budget and National; Engr. Mansur Ahmed – Representing Organized Private Sector being Executive Director, Dangote Group and President, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN); and Dr. Michael Bamidele Adebiyi – Representing Civil Society Group.

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The administration said the arrangements were in “assistance of the Buhari organization’s responsibility and drive to retooling Policing Architecture in the nation by emplacing the Police Trust Fund to meet the goal of a very much subsidized, prepared and profoundly proficient Nigeria Police Force in accordance with global accepted procedures.”

 

 

 

 

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