After months of an intractable face-off, the Acting Inspector-General, Mohammed Adamu, has made an appearance in the nation’s Senate to answer questions on the insecurity in the country, especially in the North.
Adamu’s predecessor, Idris Ibrahim Kpotun, kept a war of attrition with the lawmakers, avoiding a meeting with the lawmakers toward the end of his tenure.
Adamu met with Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki; and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, before he appeared before the full house.
The meeting was behind closed doors.
But as he emerged two hours later, Adamu disclosed that the lawmakers offered suggestions on how to curb the spate of insecurity in the country adding that the Police would study the lawmakers’ suggestions.
He denied the allegation that the Federal Government offered to pay Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) N100 billion to shun kidnapping in the country.
The Police boss said the need for such agreement between the Federal Government and MACBAN did not arise if kidnapping in the country was to be tackled.
“There was nothing like that. That information you got was social media information.
“It has nothing to do… there was no any discussion to that effect.
“The source of the information, nobody knows; and certainly it is not from government.
“It is somebody’s imagination that just came up to distract attention,’’ Adamu said.
On the alleged rape of women suspected to be prostitutes by some police officers in Abuja, the I-G reaffirmed that a panel had already been set up to look into the case.
He gave an assurance that any of his officers found to be culpable of the offence would not be spared.
“A panel has been set up to investigate this and any officer caught and proven to have done that will face the law,’’ he stated.