ICPC to quiz ex-IG, DG budget, others in probe of Police Trust Fund

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has initiated a probe into N11 billion contracts awarded by the Nigeria Police Trust Fund (NPTF).

ICPC will also probe the spending of the N1.6 billion take-off grant for the organisation.

The ICPC has invited ex-Inspector General of Police Suleiman Abba and seven others to appear before it on the matter.

Others invited are Director, Legal Services, Mrs. Victoria Ojogbane; Director, Planning, Research and Statistics, Alh. Yahaya Mohammed; Director, Finance and Account, Mr. Lawal Gunjunju; Special Assistant, Technical , Mr. Salihu Abubakar; Director, Human Resources and General Services, Dr. Femi Akinfala; a Board member, Mr. Ben Akabueze; another Board member, Engr. Mansur Hammed.

Other invitees were asked to report between September 13th and 15th before the ex-IGP takes his turn on September 16.

The Director of Operations, Akeem Lawal signed the letter of invitation sent to the invitees.

Pursuant to the Nigeria Police Trust Fund Establishment Act 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari on May 6, 2020 approved the appointment ex-IGP Suleiman Abba and six others as members of the Board of Trustees of NPTF.

Others are Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto (Executive Secretary); Mr. Nnamdi Maurice Mbaeri – (Representing Ministry of Police Affairs); Inspector-General of Police (Representing Nigeria Police Force); Usman Bilkisu( Representing Ministry of Justice); Mr. Ben Akabueze (DG, Budget and National Planning) – Representing Ministry of Finance, Budget and National; Engr. Mansur Ahmed – Representing Organized Private Sector being Executive Director, Dangote Group and President, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN); and Dr. Michael Bamidele Adebiyi – Representing Civil Society Group.



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