Police Academy accused of misappropriating funds, victimising workers –


A senior workers of the Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State, Dr. Goddy Osa Igbaekenem, has uncovered alleged victimisation in opposition to his particular person in addition to working of a parallel Nationwide Meeting within the Academy, particularly alleged unlawful approval of allocation of public funds, passing of motions and finishing up oversight capabilities.

The weighty allegations had been contained in a petition on the Appearing Coordinator and high officers of the Academy.

The petition by Dr. Igbaekenem was addressed to the Speaker of the Home of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila.

Igbaekenem traced and linked his alleged ongoing ordeal to a letter of introduction he just lately obtained from the Emir of Dutse to the Nationwide Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Adamu Abdullahi.

He wrote: “Mr. Speaker, apparently, there may be one other Nationwide Meeting sitting within the Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil, Kano state, created by the Appearing coordinator, Professor IDABAWA SANI UMAR and the performing Registrar, Mr. Charles Egumba. This ‘Nationwide Meeting’ within the Academy has the performing coordinator because the Senate President and the Chairman, Educational workers steering committee because the speaker.”

He mentioned the “”Nationwide Meeting” engages in virement approvals appropriation and allocation of public funds, move motions and resolutions, perform oversight capabilities on over N100 million in a brand new technology financial institution and different legislative duties.

Igbaekenem additional revealed: “The underlining issue for the creation of parallel Nationwide Meeting within the Academy is for the administration workers to stay in performing capacities to eternity, to render the workplace of the commandant a toothless bull canine and for the coordinator to proceed to oversee the Academy and report on to the Honorable Minister of Police Affairs workplace with out adherence to extant guidelines.

“I need to reveal at this level that, one of many tutorial workers wrote to me in a WhatsApp message: ‘This method they’ve adopted will compound the problems. Why are they not fascinated about carrying you alongside? In the event that they had been in your place, how will they really feel? If they’ve difficulties, they need to be capable of clarify so that you can perceive their efforts and why you might not be capable of blame them, as an alternative of working secretly, as in the event that they had been appointed by the Minister. Is that this how representatives behave? The Zenith Financial institution supervisor saved emphasizing that you just had been instrumental to the opening of the account and we’re all conscious that your salaries haven’t been paid. The Cash for that interval is within the account. Frequent sense would have required that your concern is taken as precedence and thus, handled first. The remainder of us have been receiving our salaries however you aren’t. I don’t perceive.’

“This whatsapp message was despatched to me when the Nigeria Police Academy’s ‘Nationwide Meeting’ engaged me in a sizzling argument to not obey Abuja NASS resolutions on wage arrears.

“They’ve already transferred (virement approval) the cash over N100 million from Zenith Financial institution Account to cooperative Account and acceptable identical for Hazard allowance and promotion arrears for some chosen tutorial workers. However I informed the Academy Nationwide Meeting that the Commandant refused to approve the cost as a result of our wage arrears he promised to pay from the cash is excluded from their resolutions and oversight operate in Zenith Financial institution. In my letter dated 4th and 14th April, 2021 addressed to the Commandant and Administration the place I emphasised that I’ll elevate alarm if my wage arrears are usually not paid, are additionally connected and marked annexure 7.

“Once more, we appeared earlier than the Home committee on legislative compliance on the twenty first October, 2021 on the necessity for the Administration of the Academy to obey Nationwide Meeting resolutions on the cost of wage arrears. Sadly, the committee Chairman, Honorable Dennis Idahosa compromised. Within the committee sitting, a lawyer requested me if I believe I can win the case with my paperwork that I introduced to the committee. It’s apparent that it was Honorable Idahosa’s compromise to dispense Justice that led to the creation of parallel Nationwide Meeting within the Academy, as a result of the performing coordinator is utilizing his look earlier than the committee to intimidate the members of the Academy. The committee a call for participation dated twenty first October, 2021 and the Honorable Minister of Police Affairs’ request letter on wage arrears from the academy are connected and marked annexure 8A and B.

“Curiously, the over One Hundred and Sixty Million Naira (N160M) that was unfrozen by the Inspector Normal of Police, is supposed to pay excellent stolen cash, belong to the Academy workers. However, the Academy’s Nationwide Meeting, diversified the sum of over Fifty Million (N50M), appropriated/allotted, to the cost of contributory pension unlawful deductions by the Administration and left the wage arrears out of their virement approvals, appropriation, motions and resolutions and oversight capabilities on the cash in Zenith financial institution, regardless of the commandant resolve to pay the wage arrears in keeping with Abuja NASS resolutions. In one of many events, the performing coordinator insulted the Honourable Minister of Police affairs, NASS members and the previous Commandant, DIG Zana Ibrahim and I conveyed his phrases in writing to the DIG in a letter dated tenth June, 2020, the DIG rebuked the performing coordinator and positioned him accordingly. However, the chairman of home committee compliance, with the proof in the identical letter accused me of holding on to good doc to not acquire Justice beneath his committee in 2021. The letter dated tenth June, 2020 tackle to the commandant is connected and marked annexure 9, learn paragraph 2 – 4.

“Sir, it could curiosity you additionally to know that the performing coordinator is keen on referring to your Home of Representatives members as ‘…these boys that spoil Nigeria or these boys that destroyed Nigeria are speaking…’ My efforts at a number of situations made the POLAC Educational Employees Steering Committee to operate within the curiosity of the Academy, till just lately when it nose-dived into the Nationwide Meeting of some type, created by the authority of POLAC. The previous IGP and the Honourable Minister of Police Affairs directed the previous Commandant, DIG Zana Ibrahim to not permit POLAC Lecturers to come back collectively to kind a union like ASUU contained in the Academy. Nonetheless, I used to be the one which met the DIG on a peace mission in his workplace till about 11pm on a day to our inauguration, earlier than a clear invoice of well being was given to us to take off the lecturer’s most necessary committee.

“The primary objective of the committee is strictly on welfare of POLAC Educational workers, due to the regimented nature of the Academy. At the moment, the Academy’s Employees Steering Committee now carry out Nationwide Meeting capabilities – virement approvals, appropriations and allocations of public funds, transfer motions and move resolutions and oversight capabilities on funds, admission, academy calendar, visitation to sisters establishment and undue consultations in authorities ministries and businesses and so on. A letter addressed to the performing coordinator dated 14th February, 2022 is connected and marked annexure 10.

“Within the power of the above, I search your pressing intervention to those unprecedented anomalies to keep away from additional unmitigated catastrophe within the Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil, in different to allow the police Ivory Tower to fulfill the yearnings and aspirations of Nigerians. He promoted Dr. Goron Dutse Abdullahi, HND conversion graduate who by no means had college lecturing expertise and resumed tutorial actions in 2018 as a lecturer II, as he was really helpful by the division on his date of appointment. However, the performing coordinator determined to make him a Professor just lately in outright disregards to the Nationwide College Fee, NUC, directives on pretend Professors in Nigeria College. NUC letter dated sixth June, 2022, is connected and marked annexure 11.

“The Honorable Speaker, these performing coordinator, Appearing Bursar, Mr. Agata Aminu, Mr. Mudashiru Hassan, Chairman academy workers steering committee, the pretend Professors SAYE, Goron Dutse Abdullahi, Yussuf Muhammed are indigene of Kano state.

“Professor Indabawa acknowledged that there are pretend Professors, pretend lecturers, unlawful promotions, unlawful placement, unlawful recruitment and so on within the Academy. He confirmed that he didn’t wish to sack anyone from authorities work if he determined to appropriate these anomalies. A letter addressed to the performing coordinator dated twentieth April, 2022, is connected and marked annexure 12.

“Mr. Speaker, the previous administration of the Academy who’re dealing with legal trials on the Federal excessive court docket in Abuja, by no means dedicated the myriad of offences which were and nonetheless being dedicated by Professor Indabawa led POLAC Administration who has been in performing capability since July, 2019 – July, 2022. Sir, these individuals indicted on this report, have resulted to menace to my life on account of this my complaints amongst others.”

Consequently, the aggrieved Dr. Igbaekenem is searching for for cost of his wage arrears as authorised by the Nationwide Meeting with fast impact because the fund is already lodged in Zenith Financial institution for that objective.

Equally, because the Coordinator has agreed that he has a superb case for it, and with respect to 2 totally different letters to that impact, from the Nigeria College Fee, he needs to be positioned as a Professor from October 2019.

Igbaekenem noticed that the Coordinator of the Academy, who has been in that capability for 36 months now, as an alternative of six months, due to this fact, ought to instantly be eliminated and get replaced by probably the most senior lecturer within the Academy.

He added: The Administration who’re in performing capability within the final 36 months and receiving salaries of substantive workplace holders should be made to return the variations of their month-to-month salaries instantly.

“The appointments of Heads of Departments and Deans of Colleges, needs to be strictly based mostly on seniority order in keeping with the Public Service guidelines.

“Whole cleaning of the system of the Academy in order to make it a workable Academy in order for it to fulfill the imaginative and prescient of the founding fathers of the Academy.

“Those who constituted a Parallel Meeting, inside the Academy, needs to be made to face the wrath of the regulation as it’s a crime in opposition to the state.”

The petition, which was personally signed by Dr. Igbaekenem, was additionally copied the Appearing Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman of the Home Committee on Finance amongst others.


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