The Inspector General of Police Usman Alkali, has urged the House of Representatives to direct all queries on the Alleged Loss Of Over $2.4 Billion From Illegal Sale Of 48 Million Barrels Of Crude Oil Export In 2015, to the office of the Attorney General and relevant courts as the matter is already in court.
The IGP was speaking when he appeared before the Ad-hoc committee investigating alleged loss of over $2.4 billion from illegal Sale of 48 Million Barrels of crude oil export In 2015, including crude oil export from 2014 to date, in Abuja.
He said the interpol had received a petition about some individuals who blackmail and extort money from government officials and have swung into action.
The IGP, who was represented by an Assistant Superintendent of Police, Mr. Garba Bako Umar, stated that part of his responsibility is to assist law enforcement agents with tools to carry out their investigation.
The Chairman of the Ad hoc Committee Mr Mark Gbila, wondered why the whistle blowers who came out to give more details to the House are being hunted.
Gbilla said one of the whistle blowers was supposed to be at the hearing but was afraid and feel intimidated.
“We found out that your department wrote to those two individual which is not a coincidence. Why did the interpol not write you them before they came to the House? Who asked you to write to them?” Gbila asked.
He urged the interpol to respect the House and stop the harassment and intimidation of person’s of interest to the House.
The Chairman added that the committee plans to go to Mexico to investigate the allegations.
Gbilla however stressed that the IGP needed to appear before the committee as there are still questions for him to answer personally