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IG sets up panel to probe police promotion scandal

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The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris has set up a special Investigation Panel to investigate complaints and petitions of alleged bribery by police officers for special promotion.

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Navy, Isah Misau in an interview granted to a newspaper and  published on August 10, alleged that police officers pay bribe for special promotion.

The Force Spokesman, CSP Jimoh Moshood, in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday, said Misau had been invited by the panel to get more details to assist it to conduct a discreet investigation into the matter.

According to Moshood, the panel among other responsibilities is expected to investigate the allegations, other complaints, petitions and grievances from police officers within the Force and other members of the public.

Others are: to determine the substance of the complaints, petitions and grievances from aggrieved police officers and members of the public on allegations of giving money for special promotion.

The panel is to also determine those involved in the matter, recommend appropriate judicial action and other punishments appropriate in line with the provisions of Public Service Rules Section 030401 (j) (k) and other statutory enabling laws/Acts.

The Panel is to submit its reports to the Inspector-General of Police within two weeks.