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DOCUMENTS: Former Nigerian Police Inspector-General, Suleiman Abba, Others Invited By Anti-graft Commission For Grilling Over Fraud In Nigeria Police Trust Fund

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The Impartial Corrupt Practices and Different Associated Offences Fee (ICPC) has invited the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Nigeria Police Belief Fund (NPTF), Suleiman Abba and 5 others over fraudulent actions together with alleged procurement of substandard gear by the NPTF for the police.

Abba can also be a former Inspector-Normal of Police.


The data is contained in a letter dated September 6, 2021, addressed to the Govt Secretary of the NPTF and signed by the Director of Operations of the ICPC, Akeem Lawal.  

Based on the letter titled, ‘Investigation Actions: Letter of Invitation Pursuant to Part 28(1(A-B) of ICPC Act 2000’, the anti-graft company is asking the previous IGP and others to seem earlier than it between Monday, September 13 and Thursday, September 16, 2021.

A duplicate of the letter obtained by SaharaReporters on Saturday revealed that they are going to be investigated for alleged violation of the provisions of the ICPC Act No. 5 of 2020.

The ICPC had earlier commenced investigation into alleged procurement of substandard gear by NPTF officers.

It was found that among the gear the NPTF not too long ago donated to the police was inferior.

The NPTF had not too long ago donated operational automobiles and different gear price N11 billion to the police because the NPTF for the coaching and retraining of police personnel.

Among the mentioned gear included 640 bullet proof vests, 120 buffalo vans, and 190 ballistic helmets however the gear was mentioned to be substandard.

As an illustration, it was learnt that the bullet proof vests are purported to have resistant shields in the back and front however they solely had protecting shields within the entrance. Due to this fact, the bullet proofs will fail to successfully shield police personnel throughout shoot-outs with prison components like Boko Haram terrorists, bandits or robbers.

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Within the letter obtained by SaharaReporters, these invited for questioning are recognized as: IGP Suleiman Abba (rtd), Board Chairman; Mrs Victoria Ojogbane, Director, Authorized Providers; Alhaji Yahaya Mohammed, Director, Planning, Analysis and Statistics; Mr. Lawal Gunjunju, Director, Finance and Account; Mr. Salihu Abubakar, Particular Assistant, Technical; Dr. Fred Femi Akinfala, Director, Human Assets and Normal Providers; Mr. Ben Akabueze, Board Member; and Engr. Mansur Hammed, Board Member.

Akabueze is the Director-Normal, Funds Workplace of the Authorities of Nigeria. He was prior to now the Commissioner for Funds and Financial Planning in Lagos State within the administration of Babatunde Fashola.

In the meantime, the invitation letter specifies the completely different instances every of them is anticipated by the ICPC to return in for questioning.

The previous IGP, Suleiman is anticipated to return in for questioning at precisely 1pm on Thursday, September 16, 2021; Ojogbane is anticipated in by 10am on Monday, September 13, 2021; Mohammed is anticipated in by 1pm on Monday, September 13, 2021, whereas Gunjunju is anticipated within the ICPC workplace for questioning by 10am on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.

Additionally, Abubakar is anticipated in for questioning by 1pm on Tuesday, September 14, 2021; Akinfala is anticipated in by 10am on Wednesday, September 15, 2021; Akabueze is anticipated in by 1pm on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 whereas Hammed is anticipated in by 10am on Thursday, September 16, 2021.

The letter partly learn, “Equally, the invited employees is to return with the next paperwork as relevant to their workplace and schedule in addition to the unique copies for sighting:

“Copies of all cost vouchers for overhead, recurrent and capital for yr 2020 and 2021, copies of all contract settlement for contracts awarded from the takeoff grant and capital, copies of employees nominal roll, complete listing of employees on switch, posting and secondment. Vote for take-off grant, breakdown of all spending and approvals, print out of ledger vote and spending, all no objection certificates from Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP).

“Proof of BPP clarification on contract award, monetary restrict and thresholds, procurement strategies and threshold of software and expenditure as associated to NPTF.

“They’re additionally anticipated to return with any of the next: a lawyer, Justice of Peace, Employees of the Authorized Assist Council or any particular person of their selection.

“Settle for the assurances of the Fee’s highest regards, please.”

DOCUMENTS: Former Nigerian Police Inspector-Normal, Suleiman Abba, Others Invited by Anti-graft Fee… by Sahara Reporters on Scribd

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