Police declare Senator Misau a deserter, say ‘he is a suspected criminal under the law’
The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has declared the Chairman, Senate Committee on Navy, Mohammed Hamman Isah Misau, as a deserter.
It said Misau was a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) on September 24, 2010 when he deserted the Force with AP No. 57300.
With the latest action from the NPF, the crisis between Misau and the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has deepened.
Misau, had in an interview granted to a newspaper published on August 10, alleged that police officers pay bribe for special promotion.
The lawmaker had also accused the the IGP of embezzling N10 billion monthly Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) and taking bribe to post Commissioners of Police to ‘juicy’ State Commands.
The Force Spokesman, CSP Jimoh Moshood, who disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Abuja on Sunday, said Misau deserted the Force on September 24, 2010.
“The Nigeria Police Force hereby declares DSP Mohammed Isah Hamman (Senator Isah Hamman Misau) a Deserter from the Nigeria Police Force.
“The Force will definitely take appropriate action in this circumstance as it has to do with a Deserter under the Police Act and Regulations,” Moshood said.
He said that Misau deserted the force when he was redeployed to Niger Command where he refused to report for duty.
He said that under the Act, the Criminal Code and Penal Code treat a deserter as a suspected criminal under the law.
“All other security agencies in the country are equally implored to assist the Nigeria Police Force in this regard,” he said.
He said that the retirement letter Misau presented to newsmen recently was forged and dubiously obtained.
The Force spokesman said that Misau perpetuated an act of impersonation by acknowledging the receipt of the suspected forged retirement letter, as a Deputy Commissioner of Police instead of his actual rank of DSP.
Moshood added that the letter dated March 5, 2014, four years after Misau with AP No. 57300 deserted the force was being investigated by the force.
“AP No. 57300 DSP Mohammed Isah Hamman is still a police officer and not regarded as a Senator by the Nigeria Police Force.
“The retirement letter he is parading is a suspected forged document under investigation.
“It is on record for the public and the media to verify that, as AP No. 57300 DSP Mohammed Isa Hamman was being wanted as a Deserter, he contested and lost the Bauchi Central Senatorial seat in 2011 under the then Action Congress of Nigeria.
“This is a clear element and criminal liability of fraud and impersonation, because under the law, you cannot be a police officer and still stand for election,” he said.
The spokesman advised members of the public to disregard all the allegations against the IGP and the Force by Misau.
He said that considering all the above, the Force was compelled to seek the prompt consideration of the Senate Committee on Ethics and Privileges to prevail on him to return to the Force.