I can have affair with female colleagues - IGP writes Senate

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Nigerian Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris has challenged the lawmaker representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District, Senator Isa Misau to prove where the law stopped him from having a romantic relationship with a female colleague.

Ibrahim Idris,
Ibrahim Idris,

The IGP was challenging the accusation that he had had an affair with his female junior colleague which led to the senate setting up an ad-hoc committee to investigate him.

This was made known through his lawyer, Dr. Alex Iziyon (SAN) to the Senate ad-hoc committee

Punch Newspaper reported that the IG challenged Senator Misau to quote from the Nigerian constitution that prevents him from having an affair.

According to the report, the police boss also referred to Misau's father who married the lawmaker's mother while in service.

The police boss through his lawyer described the allegation that he was having affair with two female officers who were rewarded with questionable promotion as "laughable".

Iziyon said " The allegation showed lack of understanding of the provisions of the Police Act and regulation.”

He said, “Until he brings such section of the Police Act, it will amount to discussing the Inspector-General of Police’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.”

The motive behind the police boss' respond is unknown has he had earlier decline to answer questions concerning the issue when he appeared before the Senate panel on Wednesday, accompanied by his lawyer

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