House of Rep Invites IGP, Idris to Explain Misappropriation of Funds

The House of Representatives has invited the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to explain why the sum of N1.2bn approved for the purchase of Armoured Personal Carrier for the Force was diverted.
The House wants the Inspector General of Police to come and tell them if the action was not a violations of the 2016 Appropriation Act, the Fiscal Responsibility Act and the Public Procurement Act.
The House wants Idris to answer queries on why the sum of N1.2bn approved in the Appropriation Act of 2016 for the purchase of 10 Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC) by the Nigeria Police Force was instead used to purchase 64 Toyota Hiace Commuter vehicles without the approval of the National Assembly.
Idris is also expected to explain how the sum of N6bn appropriated for rehabilitation and reconstruction of 102 police stations nationwide was also diverted for other uses without the approval of the National Assembly.
According to the House, the Idris is to appear before the Committee on Police Affairs unfailingly on January 19.
The resolution of the House was sequel to the passage of a motion by Hon. Onyenwife Gabriel on the issue.
While moving the motion, Gabriel urged the House to call the IGP to order, saying infractions of the Appropriation Act 2016, the Fiscal Responsibility Act 2007 and the Public Procurement Act, 2007 are just a few of the several infractions committed by the Nigeria Police Force in the course of implementing the 2016 budget.

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