Senator Isah Hamma Misau, a retired police officer and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Navy, stated police officers pay as a lot as N2.5million to get special promotion via the Police Service Commission (PSC).
Misau, representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District, disclosed this to Daily Trust whereas answering questions on the bribery scandal allegedly rocking the PSC.
According to the publication, a supply stated police officers pay as a lot as N500,000 to profit from the special promotion being coordinated by the PSC and workplace of the Inspector General of Police.
“Officers pay as much as N500,000 to get promoted. It is only those that pay the money and those who are close to the top echelon of the police and politicians that are benefitting from the special promotion,” the supply stated.
“Special promotion, which is meant to be reward for gallantry and excellent efficiency, has turned to money and carry. Otherwise, why is that officers who’re serving within the Northeast haven’t benefitted? Why is that every one those that have benefitted are these manning juicy posts and shut to politician?’’ he added.
However, when contacted to converse on it, Misau stated the quantity is extra thanN500,000.
“You are speaking about N500, 000, it’s past that. A serving police officer conscious of the development has instructed me that they pay as a lot as N2.5 million to get special promotion. Other sources have additionally confirmed to me. So it’s nothing however truth.’’ he stated.
Misau who’s member of the anti-corruption committee of the Senate stated he would talk about the problem with the management of the Senate, once they resume from annual recess subsequent month.
“We can’t simply fold our palms and permit this to proceed. The special promotion ought to be reversed because it was performed in the course of the time of Nuhu Ribadu. Unless that is performed the lives of Nigerians would now not be secured. The special promotion is very compromised,’’ he stated.
“Corruption is just not solely related to cash, it has many types and cash for promotion is a part of it. We have to urgently deal with this as a result of the consequence is what we’re witness right now’’.
Also talking, a serving police officer (identify withheld) stated the development has negatively affected efficiency and morale, saying bribe for promotion was one of many causes the nation was recording improve in instances of crime.
“I’m uninterested in the bribe for promotion. Junior officers are being promoted and deployed to strategic places. I swear if I’ve capital I might’ve resigned from the drive,” he stated.
Meanwhile, the Police Service Commission (PSC) has denied a report that its officers are within the behavior of accumulating bribes from police officers to facilitate their promotion.
When contacted the spokesman of the Commission Ikechukwu Ani stated:
“It is not true. The Commission has not and will never collect bribes for promotion. The IGP sends recommendations and the Commission considers the promotion and takes a decision.”