MUHAMMADU BUHARI -- Nigerian President

Coalition of civil society organizations, under Civil Society Groups for Justice and Equity, COALITION-JE, is asking President Muhammadu Buhari to set up independent executive committee to investigate allegations by Senator Isah Hamman Misau against Nigeria’s Inspector General Of Police, IGP Ibrahim Kpotum Idris.

Senator Misau, Chairman, Senate Committee on Navy, has alleged corruption, nepotism, misuse of office, misappropriation of funds, illegal promotion and posting of senior officers against the IGP.  Nigerian Senate had set up eight-member Adhoc Committee mandated to probe the Inspector General of Police.


Senator Misau, IGP Ibrahim Idris and Chairman, Police Service Commission, Mike Okiro are scheduled to appear before the senate probe. Seemed not enough, COALITION-JE also demanded EFCC, ICPC, DSS and NIA to conduct detailed investigation over the allegations against     IGP Idris.

Given the magnitude of allegations against IGP Idris, COALITION-JE said “We strongly feel that his continuous occupation of office no longer serves the best interest of the poor masses and the New Nigeria which is anchored on integrity, transparency and discipline.”

The group said:  “That in addition to the ongoing public hearing by the Senate, the Presidency should immediately set up an independent executive committee to thoroughly investigate and unravel the truth behind the allegations raised against IGP Idris by Senator Misau.”


In COALITION-JE’s words:  “That the EFCC, ICPC, DSS and NIA should conduct a through investigation into the heaps of allegations raised against IGP Idris by Senator Misau with a view to justifying the anti-corruption stance of the present administration.”

And added:  “That IGP Idris immediately resigns honourably from his office being that he has lost integrity and the moral standing to lead the Nigeria Police.  That the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice performs his duties creditably by advising President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, to remove IGP Idris from office within five working days from today.”