The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, has warned the Senate against investigating allegation of his marriage to a junior police official, indirectly saying he can marry as many as four.
Idris and Sen. Isah Hamman Misau representing Bauchi Central are embroiled in a huge fight.
The senator had accused the IGP of massive corruption including buying two SUVs for Mrs. Aisha Buhari and breaching the law of service by impregnating a female police officer, and marrying her secretly in Kaduna State.
An eight-member Adhoc Committee was set up by the senate to probe the allegations.
In a written defence to the committee presented through his lawyer, Dr. Alex Iziyon (SAN), Idris asked Misau to cite a section of the law that prevents him from dating or marrying a policewoman, adding that the lawmaker’s father, a retired policeman, married his mother who was a policewoman while both were in the force.
“Until he brings such section of the Police Act, it will amount to discussing the Inspector-General of Police’s private life, which ordinarily should not have been entertained on the floor of the Senate.
“It might be appropriate to remind the senator, whose mother retired from the police as an Inspector of Police and a father who retired from the police as an Assistant Inspector-General of Police, that the Inspector-General of Police is a Moslem and, according to Islamic Law, can marry four wives provided he can love them equally,” Idris wrote in the defence.
Denying Misau’s claim that two female officers were promoted by the IGP undeservedly, and only got promotion because he was sleeping with them, Idris said in his defence: “The senator also alleged that the Inspector-General of Police is in a relationship with one Corporal Amina whom he claimed was promoted from the rank of Corporal to an Assistant Superintendent of Police within 12 months.
“This allegation is false and the senator is under obligation to give the full particulars of the female police (officer), where she is serving and her duty post. It is not possible to promote a corporal to the rank of an ASP except the officer has attended an in-service cadet course.”