The inspector-general of police, Ibrahim Idris in reply to the allegations leveled against him by Senator Isa Misau has challenged the Senator to show any section of the constitution that stops him from having a r0mantic relationship with a police woman.
Senator Isa Misau who represents Bauchi Central Senatorial District had accused the police boss of having r0mantic relationship with police officers. He also accused the Police IG of illegally collecting money from oil companies to provide security to them.
However, in a written defence presented by the IG through his lawyer, Dr. Alex Iziyon (SAN), to the Senate ad-hoc committee investigating the allegations against him by the senator, the police boss insisted that he was free to have romantic relationship with any policewoman.
He said: “This allegation is laughable and showed lack of understanding of the provisions of the Police Act and regulation.â€ť The police chief challenged Misau to also cite the section of the Police Act and Regulation that prevented a police officer from marrying another one.
“Until he brings such section of the Police Act, it will amount to discussing the Inspector-General of Policeâ€™s private life, which ordinarily should not have been entertained on the floor of the Senate.
“It might be appropriate to remind the senator, whose mother retired from the police as an Inspector of Police and a father who retired from the police as an Assistant Inspector-General of Police, that the Inspector-General of Police is a Moslem and, according to Islamic Law, can marry four wives provided he can love them equally.
“The senator also alleged that the Inspector-General of Police is in a relationship with one Corporal Amina whom he claimed was promoted from the rank of Corporal to an Assistant Superintendent of Police within 12 months.
“This allegation is false and the senator is under obligation to give the full particulars of the female police (officer), where she is serving and her duty post. It is not possible to promote a corporal to the rank of an ASP except the officer has attended an in-service cadet course.â€ť