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Former Nigerian Police Inspector-General, Abubakar Accused Of Fraud, Diversion Of Billions Of Naira Deducted From Policemen’s Salaries “To Buy Shares”

The Evangelist edition
October 6, 2022

Some aggrieved policemen have demanded a refund of N11,000 each deducted from their salaries while Mohammed Dikko Abubakar was the Inspector-General of the Nigeria Police Force.

Abubakar who was enlisted into the NPF in 1976 rose through the ranks to become the 16th IGP in 2012. He retired in 2014.

The former IGP was the pioneer Chairman of the NPF Pension Board between 2014 and 2018.

Speaking to SaharaReporters, the officers narrated how they were coerced to part with N11,000 out of their meagre salaries in 2012 shortly after Abubakar took over from Hafiz Ringim.

They said though the former IGP claimed the money was meant to buy shares for all personnel, the billions of Naira generated were not used for that nor accounted for.

The policemen accused Abubakar of corruption and urged all anti-graft agencies to investigate the matter.

“The man called MD Abubakar is one of the most corrupt IGPs in the history of the Nigeria Police Force; this man monetised all officers’ quarters to himself and his management team,” one of the aggrieved policemen said.

“In 2012, he said he was going to buy shares for every police staff member. N11,000 was forcibly deducted from every police officer in Nigeria then.

“This man forced us to pay for the shares but since then, we don’t know where our money went to. Nigerians should help us to ask him what he used the billions of Naira generated for. Where are the shares he bought? Where is our money?” Another source asked.

Then as AIG, Abubakar was indicted by the Nikki Tobi panel that looked into ethnic cum religious crisis in Jos, Plateau state.

The panel recommended his dismissal from the Nigeria Police Force as a result of his involvement in the crisis.

The White Paper had read: “Religious fanatics should not be posted to head state police commands.

“The commission recommends that for his ignoble role during the September 2001 crisis which resulted in the loss of lives, the former Commissioner of Police, Plateau State Command, Alhaji M. D. Abubakar, be advised to retire from the Nigeria Police Force and in the event of his refusal to do so, he should be dismissed from the service.”

Efforts to reach the spokesperson for the police force, Muyiwa Adejobi, to know if the police were investigating the matter were not successful as he did not answer his calls. He also did not reply to a text message sent to his mobile line.

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