Police Service Commission (PSC) on Wednesday added another dimension to the altercation between the Nigerian Police and Senator Isah Misau, who accused hierarchy of the force of collecting millions of naira to promote officers.
The IGP had declared Misau ‘Awol’ who did not resign from the Force years ago properly.
But the PSC described as “authentic” the retirement letter of Senator Isah Misau, Chairman Senate Committee on Navy.
The Nigeria Police Force on August 27 declared Misau a “deserter”, and accused him of carrying a forged retirement letter.
Misau was invited by the Commission to appear before its special panel investigating the genuineness or otherwise of the two letters of retirement emanating from the Commission.
Misau, in a series of interviews with newsmen, accused the Inspector General of Police of taking bribe to post police officers as well as diverting for personal use money paid by private companies for police duties.
The Head, Press and Public Relations of the Commission, Ikechukwu Ani, told NAN in Abuja that the committee confirmed that the letter was issued by the Commission.
He said that Misau, who did not appear before the committee, did not give any reason for his absence.
Ani said the retirement letter with Ref. No: PSC 1034 Vol.8/244 was issued on March 4, 2014, but took effect from December 1, 2010.
He said Misau’s retirement followed due process and was based on a recommendation from the Force Headquarters.