A coalition of civil society groups for Justice and Equity (COALITION-JE) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to set up an independent executive committee to probe the allegations raised against the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotun Idris by Senator Isah Misau.

Leader of the Coalition, Comrade Edime Amade, made the appeal during a parley with journalists in Abuja, on Wednesday.

Also, the group demanded the EFCC, ICPC, DSS and NIA to also conduct a thorough investigation over the allegations against IGP Idris.

The group said it had been their collective duty to hold the pillars of Nigeria firm, no matter the challenges.


In view of the allegations against IGP Idris, “we strongly feel that his continuous occupation of office no longer serves the best interest of the poor masses and the New Nigeria which is anchored on integrity, transparency and discipline.”

Consequently, the group demanded “That in addition to the ongoing public hearing by the Senate, the Presidency should immediately set up an independent executive committee to thoroughly investigate and unravel the truth behind the allegations raised against IGP Idris by Senator Misau.

“That the EFCC, ICPC, DSS and NIA should conduct a thorough investigation into the heaps of allegations raised against IGP Idris by Senator Misau with a view to justifying the anti-corruption stance of the present administration.

“That IGP Idris immediately resigns honourably from his office being that he has lost integrity and the moral standing to lead the Nigeria Police Force.

“That the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice performs his duties creditably by advising President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR to remove IGP Idris from office within 5 (Five) working days from today.

“That IGP Idris be thereafter recommended for prosecution in a court of competent jurisdiction so as to salvage the image of the Nigeria Police Force and serve as deterrence to other criminally minded public officers.

“That IGP Idris and his policemen should remedy the wrong meted to Peace Corps of Nigeria by vacating their headquarters forthwith in the interest of peace, justice and fairness.


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