Alleged bribery: Police commission boss knows fate Sept 13

A Federal Capital Territory High Court would on September 13 deliver judgment in a suit filedby a Deputy Director of Budget, Police Service Commission, Mr. Emmanuel Ibe.

Ibe is challenging his suspension by the commission, following the administrative panel of inquiry set up to investigate allegation of bribery and extortion levied against him.

Justice Yusuf Baba had earlier struck out the PSC affidavit which was withdrawn due to the contempt of court proceeding filed against it.

Ibe accused the commission of suspending him on August 14; a day after the court ordered parties to maintain status quo, pending the determination of the substantive matter.

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The commission had in an August 2 query accused the Plaintiff of alleged involvement in the extortion of N250, 000 each from one Abosede Joshua and Sani Aminu Godwin, under the pretext of recruiting them into the police as cadet inspectors respectively.

He was also accused of collecting the sum of N300, 000 from one Alkasim Abubakar and Kasim Junaidu through a proxy, Mr. James Nzerem, to recruit them into the force.

Counsel to the respondent, Chief Ogwu Onoja, in a 16 paragraph counter affidavit, urged the court to dismiss the application for lacking in merit.

He argued that the commission has a duty to investigate allegation of bribery and extortion of money under false pretences internally, using the civil service rule to set up administrative panel of inquiry.

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