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By Richard Akinnola

Now that the Inspector-General of police, Ibrahim Idris has denied the corruption charges levied against him by Senator Misau, it is expedient for the Senator to authenticate his claims.

Senator Isah Hamma Misau

If the Senator is sure of his facts, he should do what late Godwin Daboh did in the 70s by deposing to an affidavit against Joseph Tarka, then a minister under General Yakubu Gowon. Senator Misau should tell us the individuals and companies that allegedly paid the IGP and the amount paid over a period of time.

He should also depose in the affidavit, the names of the Commissioners of police who alleged bribed the IG for favourable postings and how much each paid. These should done in the spirit of transparency.

It is not enough to allege corruption but it is incumbent on him to provide the facts. That is the reason the National Judicial Council now insists on petitioners against judges to depose to affidavit, whereby anyone who makes false allegation can be liable to perjury.


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