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Jimoh Moshood, Police Public-Relations Officer
 
The Nigerian Police Force has reacted to claim by Senator Isa Misau that the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris bought two jeeps for the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari.
 
Spokesperson of the Force, Jimoh Moshood said the allegation by Misau were “baseless and an outright falsehood,” and described the report as a calculated attempt at misinforming the public.
 
Moshood who insisted that claims were aimed at tarnishing the image of the wife of the president and the IGP, also clarified that the police boss only approved two vehicles, a Toyota Sienna Bus and a Toyota Hiace Bus for the convoy of Mrs Buhari, following request by the Aide-De-Camp, ADC, of the wife of the President, SP Sani M Baba.
 
A statement signed by Moshood reads;
 
“The attention of the Nigeria Police Force has been drawn to publications in the Daily Trust Newspaper of 26th October, 2017, page 3 captioned “Misau Accuses IGP Of Buying 2 Jeeps For Buhari’s Wife” and “IGP Idris Manipulated His Retirement Age, Says Misau” on Page 3 of The Nation of October 26th 2017” credited to Senator Isa Hamma Misau and written by Ismail Mudashir and Onyedi Ojiabor of Daily Trust and Nation Newspapers respectively.

“The two reports were studied and found out to be an outright falsehood, misleading, unfounded, a deliberate attempt to misinform the public and drag the name of the Wife of the President and Commander in Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mrs Aishat Buhari and that of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris NPM, mni into a controversy.

“It is pertinent to state that at no time did the Wife of the President and Commander in Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mrs Aisha Buhari requested directly or indirectly for vehicles for her use from the Inspector General of Police and no vehicle whether Jeep or SUV has ever been given for her personal use.

“To set the record straight and disabuse the minds of the public most especially those who must have read the story, that the Inspector General of Police is empowered by the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended and the Police Act and Regulations, precisely Section 215 (1)(a&b) and (2)

“The Nigeria Police Force shall be under the command of the Inspector General Police“ and the Deployment and Control of the entire Operations of the Force including allocation of Police vehicles for operational use throughout the country shall be under the purview of the IGP.

“It is within the powers of the Inspector General of Police as stated above that when on the 17th January, 2017, SP Sani M Baba–Inna, the ADC “Wife of the President” Federal Republic of Nigeria requested for Two (2) vehicles for Police Personnel in the convoy of Wife of the President for convoy movement and security purposes.

“Two (2) Police Vehicles (i) A Toyota Sienna Bus with Reg. No. NPF 2406D (ii) A Toyota Hiace Bus with Reg. No. NPF 3363D were approved by the Inspector General of Police to the ADC “Wife of the President” SP Sani M Baba–Inna for the purposes requested and not to the person of the Wife of the President or for her personal use as alleged by Misau.

“The Nigeria Police Force categorically wishes to state that all the allegations made by Misau against the Inspector General of Police and the Wife of the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria of buying two (2) Jeeps for the Wife of the Presidents as reported in some media are baseless, untrue and done in bad faith to misinform and mislead the Public. Members of the Public are hereby strongly enjoined to discountenance and disregard the report in its entirety.”

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Jimoh Moshood, Police Public-Relations Officer   The Nigerian Police Force has reacted to claim by Senator Isa Misau that the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris bought two jeeps for the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari.   Spokesperson of the Force, Jimoh Moshood said the allegation by Misau were “baseless and an...