We didn’t offer Miyetti Allah N100 billion over kidnapping - IGP

We didn’t offer Miyetti Allah N100 billion over kidnapping - IGP

- IGP Mohammed Adamu denied the allegation that the federal government offered to pay Miyetti Allah N100 billion over insecurity in the country

- The police boss said the allegation is just a figment of somebody’s imagination framed up to distract attention

- Adamu also said a panel has been set up to investigate the alleged rape of women suspected to be prostitutes by some police officers in Abuja

The acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has 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.

Adamu denied the allegation on Tuesday, May 7, in Abuja while speaking with journalists shortly after a closed-door session that lasted more than 2 hours at the Senate.

Following report in the social media, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) had frowned at an alleged plan by the federal government to appease MACBAN with N100 billion to set up cattle ranches for their livestock, describing the action as a constitutional crime.

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The IGP said the need for such agreement between the federal government and MACBAN did not arise if kidnapping in the country was to be tackled.

He said the social media report was the figment of somebody’s imagination framed up to distract attention.

“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 IGP 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.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Senate, on Tuesday, May 7, pledged to give adequate budgetary support required by the Nigeria Police to enable them to tackle the increasing security challenges nationwide.

Senate president, Dr Bukola Saraki, disclosed this on the floor of the house shortly after the closed-door session with Adamu in Abuja.

The Senate had, on April 25, summoned Adamu over the alarming level of insecurity in the country, ranging from kidnapping to insurgency and banditry.

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