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Police sergeant writes IGP over alleged threat to life, reduction of rank

By Charles Akpeji, Jalingo
06 October 2022   |   3:25 am
A police sergeant, serving with Taraba State Command, Shuaibu Habu, has written to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Alkali Baba Usman, over alleged threat to his life and reduction of rank from inspector to Sergaent.

A police sergeant, serving with Taraba State Command, Shuaibu Habu, has written to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Alkali Baba Usman, over alleged threat to his life and reduction of rank from inspector to Sergaent. 
   
The aggrieved officer with service number F/NO379110, in a petition, made available to The Guardian in Jalingo, yesterday, also decried the alleged maltreatment of junior officers by their superiors.
 
Habu, who claimed, ‘God sent him into the Nigeria police on a divine mission’, believed that the much desired change in the country can only be achieved when the bad eggs in the force are put where they ought to be.
 


The aggrieved Sergeant who reeled out names of some senior police officers in his petition, whom he alleged are behind his predicament, said  a lot of policemen are dying in silence, hence his decision to take the bull by the horn by voicing out.
   
Citing the numerous requests he made to see some senior officers, including a former commissioner of police, Divisional Police officer (DPO) among others, but failed,  he vowed to make more revelations to the IGP if given the opportunity.
     
He said: “I am seeking for an urgent intervention from my IGP because my life is in danger. The problem of Nigeria is with the police.
 
“Deployments “are no longer based on merit” he said: “If police will be faithful in their duties, no criminal will escape justice.

“If police will not stop collecting money in the name of returns from illegal trading, then the Nigerian government will be boxing the air.”
 
Passionately pleading with the IGP to wade in and save his life and as well look into the issues that led to the reduction of his rank, Habu said: “ I  am nobody, but I am claiming that God sent me as He sent Moses to Pharaoh in Egypt.”
 
Contacted, a senior police officer who claimed to be aware of Habu’s case, said it is an “inherited case” adding that the present commissioner of police in the state “is not in the picture.”