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‘Probe Multi-billion Naira Fraud, Others In Nigeria Police Trust Fund’—Group Tells Anti-graft Commission, ICPC

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The African Centre for Media and Info Literacy (AFRICMIL) has requested for investigation into the alleged procurement of substandard tools totalling N11,000,000,000.00 (Eleven billion naira) by the administration of the Nigeria Police Belief Fund (NPTF).

The group additionally urged the Impartial Corrupt Practices and Different Associated Offences Fee (ICPC) to swiftly carry these culpable to justice, describing it as a violation of the NPTF Act 2019.



This was disclosed on Sunday in a press assertion signed by Chido Onumah, Coordinator of AFRICMIL. 

The assertion demanded a radical, painstaking and dispassionate investigation into the problems surrounding the controversial administration of the belief fund.

“AFRICMIL is following developments on this matter and expresses large assist for ICPC on this monumental process. In step with the Fee’s customary adherence to professionalism, we urge a radical, painstaking and dispassionate engagement with all the problems surrounding the controversial administration of the Belief Fund.

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The group on October 6, 2021, urged the ICPC to get to the basis of the “scandalous breach” of the Act establishing the NPTF, in addition to the entire disregard of the suggestions within the KPMG report which set the bottom guidelines for prudent administration of the Belief Fund.

The assertion additional famous, “There is no such thing as a doubt that ICPC will discover out that the agency disregard for due course of by the Govt Secretary is on the coronary heart of the procurement of poor-quality safety tools and equipment for the Nigeria Police Power which has outraged many individuals throughout the nation, together with the Inspector of Normal of Police.

“AFRICMIL findings revealed that among the many tools mentioned to have been bought for police personnel, the bulletproof vests, helmets and among the Toyota Buffalo automobiles fell far wanting the required commonplace. AFRICMIL urged ICPC to scrutinize the tools and different objects procured to see whether or not they meet the wants of the police, the assertion revealed.

“ICPC must be fascinated with investigating what the sum of N722,671,942 out of the N1, 616,883,668 launched as takeoff grant for the secretariat of the Belief Fund was used for. This quantity was mentioned to have been spent inside 5 months whilst lodging and different essential tools had been offered free by the Nigeria Police Power. 

 “A state of affairs the place the Govt Secretary conducts enterprise with out the consent of the Chairman of the Board of Trustees or, in collaboration with the Bureau of Public Procurement, actually usurps the powers of the Board in flagrant violation of Sections 11(b) and 12(1)a of NPTF Act 2019, is gross misconduct that shouldn’t be condoned by the ICPC and residents who imply nicely for the police and our nation.

“AFRICMIL believes the police belief fund fraud is without doubt one of the large pursuits to the individuals due to the establishment and the personalities concerned. The organisation mentioned it had confidence in ICPC to cope with the problem professionally within the curiosity of justice.”   

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