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Ex-police Ig, Okiro, Denies Stealing N275m; Says Own Aide Set Him Up by SleekyP(m): 6:29pm On Jun 08, 2015
The Chairman, Police Service Commission, Mike Okiro, on Monday reacted to the allegation that he defrauded the commission of N275 million and vowed not to succumb to blackmail.

Mr. Okiri alleged that a staff of the commission, Aaron Kaase, of the Press Unit, colluded with a journalist to blackmail him with the allegation to collect N10 million.

The chairman, who spoke at a news conference in Abuja, said the commission received N350 million from the Federal Government to train its staff to monitor the conduct of police officers involved in the 2015 general elections.

Mr. Okiro had appeared before the Independent Corrupt Practices and Related Offences on June 4, following a petition by Kaase that he embezzled N275 million belonging to the commission.

“I still believe that a clear conscience fears no accusation and I will not yield to blackmail no matter how long it takes to clear my name.

“I have nothing to fear,” he said.

According to Mr. Okiro, the commission received N350 million for election monitoring/conferences/training of the staff of the commission and deployed them to states to monitor police conduct during the general elections of 2015.

The chairman said the commission spent N217.3 million of the N350 million, leaving a balance of N132.6 million in the commission’s project account.

He, however, said that on April 2, he got a text message from the publisher that he was doing a story on the alleged fraud.

Mr. Okiro said that the publisher claimed to have sent the story to six other newspapers for publication and demanded N10 million to cover it up and save him of the embarrassment.

Mr. Okiro quoted the publisher as threatening that “Gen. Buhari is coming to fight corruption, once the papers publish any such story against you (Okiro), he would remove you immediately”.

The chairman further alleged that the publisher, on April 8, sent his account details for the said N10 million to be paid into it to save him the embarrassment.

He said to stop the journalist from bothering him with the demand for the money, he invited and handed him over to the police Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

This, he said was after several calls and text messages from the journalist demanding the money.

“The result was mind boggling and depicted the comedy of errors. It was revealed that Mr. Aaron Kaase, my erstwhile Protocol Officer, wanted to wed in May and needed money.

“He (Kaase) felt the quickest way was to connive with the journalist to extort money from me so they could share it, and so he could conduct his traditional wedding.

“The journalist was brought to my office by the officer in charge of SARS and his officers.

“The journalist confronted Aaron Kaase in the presence of the commissioners, permanent secretary, directors and other management staff of the PSC,’’ he said.

According to Mr. Okiro, Mr. Kaase confirmed that he gave my phone number to the journalist to call and demand N10 million.

The chairman said Mr. Kaase’s suspension was done because Mr. Kaase was facing a criminal charge involving N1 million fraud.

He alleged that Mr. Kaase had been arrested and charged to court for allegedly defrauding someone of the money to secure for him a US visa which he failed to deliver.

Mr. Okiro said that Mr. Kaase’s suspension had nothing to do with the petition against him. (NAN)

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Re: Ex-police Ig, Okiro, Denies Stealing N275m; Says Own Aide Set Him Up by INTROVERT(f): 6:30pm On Jun 08, 2015
Re: Ex-police Ig, Okiro, Denies Stealing N275m; Says Own Aide Set Him Up by SleekyP(m): 6:30pm On Jun 08, 2015
Not guilty! grin

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Re: Ex-police Ig, Okiro, Denies Stealing N275m; Says Own Aide Set Him Up by Nobody: 6:36pm On Jun 08, 2015
Ok... I was there..

That's about 1.5M DOLLARS...

EFFC, what about OBJ'S 16B DOLLARS...

What about HALLIBURTON...?

What of FAROUK LAWAN...

What of the Almighty missing 20BILLION DOLLARS.?
these ones ABOVE are all CLEAR CUT issues

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Re: Ex-police Ig, Okiro, Denies Stealing N275m; Says Own Aide Set Him Up by sammieguze(m): 6:36pm On Jun 08, 2015
Lol...




Drama everywhere

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Re: Ex-police Ig, Okiro, Denies Stealing N275m; Says Own Aide Set Him Up by Deefuray(f): 6:37pm On Jun 08, 2015
No one knows who to believe now.
May the truth prevail

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Re: Ex-police Ig, Okiro, Denies Stealing N275m; Says Own Aide Set Him Up by hizaya61(m): 6:38pm On Jun 08, 2015
Ok
Re: Ex-police Ig, Okiro, Denies Stealing N275m; Says Own Aide Set Him Up by Rumpelstiltskin(m): 6:39pm On Jun 08, 2015
shocked Who we go believe now?

Though Okiro's version sounds true, one cannot totally trust that man. The PSC reeks of corruption!

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Re: Ex-police Ig, Okiro, Denies Stealing N275m; Says Own Aide Set Him Up by pornstar(m): 6:39pm On Jun 08, 2015
Bunch of theives

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Re: Ex-police Ig, Okiro, Denies Stealing N275m; Says Own Aide Set Him Up by cycline404(m): 6:40pm On Jun 08, 2015
Where is Tafa Balogun...?

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Re: Ex-police Ig, Okiro, Denies Stealing N275m; Says Own Aide Set Him Up by UmmuHanif(f): 6:40pm On Jun 08, 2015
I just want to be the first to comment.
Re: Ex-police Ig, Okiro, Denies Stealing N275m; Says Own Aide Set Him Up by PheNom001: 6:41pm On Jun 08, 2015
The truth is written all over his Face grin

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Re: Ex-police Ig, Okiro, Denies Stealing N275m; Says Own Aide Set Him Up by seedorfg(m): 6:41pm On Jun 08, 2015
e sir, wether set or up or your aide, you are going to kirikiri prison, because stealing is corruption

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Re: Ex-police Ig, Okiro, Denies Stealing N275m; Says Own Aide Set Him Up by gbaskiboy(m): 6:41pm On Jun 08, 2015
Ole! Thief! Barawo!


Nigerians looting the country's treasure since 1712
Re: Ex-police Ig, Okiro, Denies Stealing N275m; Says Own Aide Set Him Up by OkikiOluwa1(m): 6:42pm On Jun 08, 2015
Ah!
This man. ll go to jail.
Re: Ex-police Ig, Okiro, Denies Stealing N275m; Says Own Aide Set Him Up by ceejay80s(m): 6:42pm On Jun 08, 2015
na police case full nairaland today
Re: Ex-police Ig, Okiro, Denies Stealing N275m; Says Own Aide Set Him Up by iamkingzlee(m): 6:43pm On Jun 08, 2015
Let them continue setting themselves up. I love watching free movies unfold than paying for it down at ozone.
Re: Ex-police Ig, Okiro, Denies Stealing N275m; Says Own Aide Set Him Up by seedorfg(m): 6:44pm On Jun 08, 2015
your aide set you up, well if hes assumption is right about setting you up, then i dont see anything in "set me up" there oga 'oku 'iro
Re: Ex-police Ig, Okiro, Denies Stealing N275m; Says Own Aide Set Him Up by KoredeBellosMum(f): 6:45pm On Jun 08, 2015
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Re: Ex-police Ig, Okiro, Denies Stealing N275m; Says Own Aide Set Him Up by ojosegun2011(m): 6:45pm On Jun 08, 2015
Oga Okiro, that's a good one. They don't know there are clean officers in the police. Welldone.

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Re: Ex-police Ig, Okiro, Denies Stealing N275m; Says Own Aide Set Him Up by Nobody: 6:46pm On Jun 08, 2015
In nigeria once a government official denies he stole public funds just know that the opposite is the truth...

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Re: Ex-police Ig, Okiro, Denies Stealing N275m; Says Own Aide Set Him Up by StepTwo: 6:46pm On Jun 08, 2015
Okiro is Innocent.



Am living witness.

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Re: Ex-police Ig, Okiro, Denies Stealing N275m; Says Own Aide Set Him Up by Nobody: 6:47pm On Jun 08, 2015
Akiika!
Re: Ex-police Ig, Okiro, Denies Stealing N275m; Says Own Aide Set Him Up by Masculity(m): 6:47pm On Jun 08, 2015
The least corrupt according to IG
Re: Ex-police Ig, Okiro, Denies Stealing N275m; Says Own Aide Set Him Up by tola9ja: 6:48pm On Jun 08, 2015
[size=18pt]buhari is working [/size]

Re: Ex-police Ig, Okiro, Denies Stealing N275m; Says Own Aide Set Him Up by myklangelo(m): 6:48pm On Jun 08, 2015
Is his aide dead and gone now? Cos I remember e don tee dis issue come up b4, why the new revelation, when we know the genesis.

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Re: Ex-police Ig, Okiro, Denies Stealing N275m; Says Own Aide Set Him Up by tola9ja: 6:49pm On Jun 08, 2015

Re: Ex-police Ig, Okiro, Denies Stealing N275m; Says Own Aide Set Him Up by Nobody: 6:49pm On Jun 08, 2015
of course you were framed likewise from Bode George to Maduekwe. All corrupt Nigerian politicians were eithered framed or witch hunt by whomever is in power.

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