The Police Service Commission on Wednesday invited Senator Isah Hamma Misau to be questioned over the authenticity of his letters of retirement from the Nigeria Police Force.
The senator’s invitation came after police accused Mr. Misau of being a “police deserter.” The senator responded to the allegation by displaying two resignation letters he claimed were approved by the Police Service Commission.
Police alleged, however, that the letters were forged. Police spokesman Jimoh Moshood subsequently announced on Sunday that the police would investigate the authenticity of the letters.
On Wednesday, the Police Service Commission issued a press release confirming that it sent a letter to Mr. Misau inviting him for questioning over the letters. He will appear before the Commission’s Special Panel next Wednesday, September 6, with his original letter of retirement.
“The Police Service Commission, the only organ saddled with the statutory responsibility of issuing letters of retirement to all Police Officers except the IGP, has a vital role to play in determining the authenticity of this letter,” the letter read.
The Commission was therefore prompted to investigate “the genuineness or otherwise of the two letters of retirement supposed to have emanated from the Police Service Commission in connection with this retirement.”
Mr. Misau was accused of deserting the police after he accused the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, of pocketing N10 billion monthly in exchange for providing security services to corporations and wealthy, powerful individuals.