August 16, 2018

IGP Idris and promotion of mediocrity (Tribune)

IGP Idris and promotion of mediocrity (Tribune)

The Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, slid from the sublime to the ridiculous all within a week.

Ibrahim had penultimate week ordered the immediate removal of Mr Ali Janga as Kogi State Police Commissioner, and announced Esa Sunday Ogbu, who at that time was Commissioner of Police, Federal Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja, as the new Kogi CP. The IGP also ordered that the Commander of the FSARS in Kogi State should be transferred out of the state. The decisions followed the escape of six suspects who had indicted Senator Dino Melaye and Mohammed Audu in a case of conspiracy and unlawful possession of arms from the A Police Division in Lokoja where they were being held in custody.

But in a twist, the IGP last Tuesday ordered the reinstatement of Janga as Kogi State Commissioner of Police. According to a statement by Kogi State Police Command PRO, William Aya, the IGP gave the order because Janga had met the one week ultimatum given him to re-arrest the suspects who escaped from police custody. Read more

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