IGP accused of demanding N10m bribe from tax boss


The allegation that Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris demanded N10m from the Benue State Board of Internal Revenue Service, BIRS, by proxy gained prominence on Wednesday when a group of people protested across the state capital over the alleged incident.

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Allegation had been rife that last Monday, Commander of the Police X-Squad in the state, Olukayode Ayilara, stormed the office of BIRS to demand N10m from its Executive Chairman, Mrs.  Mimi Orubibi claiming he was sent by the IGP and when the woman was dillydally the cop allegedly pounced on her.

Vexed with Idris on account of the allegation, a group of youths under the umbrella of Coalition of Harmonized Civil Society Organizations in Nigeria took to the street in protest during which they blocked a portion of the Makurdi/ Gboko Highway chanting protest song, “X-Squad Must Go” and bearing different placards with different inscriptions.

Speaking to the protesters, the state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni denied the claims that the IGP collected money from BIRS, or sent anyone to do so, adding that the officer responsible for the alleged act was facing interrogation in Abuja.


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