Senator Isa Misau from Bauchi Central, last week, caused a major stir, when he accused the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, of collecting bribe to the tune of N10billion monthly from oil companies for police deployment. Whilst that figure sounds somewhat impossible, coming from a sitting senator, it cannot be brushed aside.
On their part, the police, while responding, declared the Senate Committee Chairman on Navy wanted for alleged forgery of a retirement letter from the service. The force described Misau as a police deserter and that they had commenced an investigation into the purported retirement letter heâ€™s been parading.
These are two messy cases that must not be glossed over. One, the allegations by the senator must be investigated thoroughly to ascertain the truth. On the other hand, the police accusation too must be looked into to uphold that which is true.
On the whole, recriminations of this nature cannot be flying about in an administration, whose only life line is the fight against graft and yet, no one is talking. It is simply bewildering!