OrderPaperToday – The Police Service Commission (PSC) has doused the controversies surrounding the authenticity of the retirement letter presented by Chairman, Senate Committee on Navy, Senator Isah Misau, from the Nigeria Police Force.
Recall that Senator Misau had accused the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris of receiving N15 million for favorable postings and promotion at the same time receiving N10 billion from oil companies for special protection.
In reaction to the allegation, the IG of Police countered that the lawmaker deserted the force after refusing redeployment to Niger State; and that the letter displayed by the senator to journalists was forged.
The police commission had then summoned Senator Misau in a bid to probe the allegations.
The commission on Wednesday however clarified that the letter was not forged and that the Senator’s retirement from the Force followed due process, adding that it issued the letter to the Senator.
Although the Senator did not show up as expected by 11am, the panel headed by Justice Olufunlola Adekeye continued and revealed that the retirement letter was authentic and was even done based on recommendation from the Force Headquarters in Abuja.
The Commission’s Spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani said: “The Senator did not honour the invitation but the panel still went ahead to sit.
“At the meeting, the panel made some inquiry and they confirmed that the commission issued the letter and that it was based on recommendation for retirement from the Force Headquarters.
“The Police normally recommends people to us for retirement, so the recommendation came to the Commission and Misau’s name was included.
Ani further noted: “We just confirmed that the retirement followed due process. The letter was dated 5th March, 2014 to take effect from the 1st of December 2010.
“The Commission has gone through their document and confirmed that we issued the letter with reference number;PSC/1034/V8/244. What are simply saying is that we gave him the letter of retirement.”