Former Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Suleiman Abba, has been summoned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offense Commission (ICPC) over alleged financial misappropriation of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund (NPTF).
The ICPC had earlier commenced an investigation into alleged procurement of substandard equipment by NPTF officials for the Nigeria Police Force.
The NPTF had recently donated operational vehicles and other equipment worth N11 billion to the police for the training and retraining of police personnel.
Some of the said equipment included 640 bullet proof vests, 120 buffalo vans, and 190 ballistic helmets but the equipment were said to be substandard.
An invitation letter, dated September 6, 2021, and addressed to the Executive Secretary of the NPTF, Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto, stated that the former IGP will be grilled over the allegations on Thursday morning.
The letter titled: ‘Investigation Activities: Letter of Invitation Pursuant to Section 28 (1(A-B) of ICPC Act 2000,’ and signed by the ICPC Director of Operations, Akeem Lawal, stated that the anti-graft agency asked the former IGP and others to appear before it between Monday, September 13 and Thursday, September 16, 2021.
The letter also revealed that the invited NPTF officials will be investigated for alleged violation of the provisions of the ICPC Act No. 5 of 2020.