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|Controversial Missing Police Vehicles Found In Abuja by handie(m): 5:01pm On Jul 20, 2016 |
Barely 24 hours after the Acting Inspector
General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, accused his
predecessor, IGP, Solomon Arase (rtd), of
moving away 24 Police vehicles including the
official IGP Staff Car, which is armoured plated
and bullet proof, and the spare staff car, both
of which are BMW’s have been found.
It was gathered that both cars were sent to an
auto repair shop for total and comprehensive
repairs for use of the next IGP.
The cars were sent to Auto Computers located
in the Jabi district of Abuja and that the spare
BMW car has been completed and repainted.
The spare staff car was said to have been
having engine problems for the last five years
before the last administration sent it for
A source at Auto Computer said that the spare
car was delivered to the Police headquarters on
Sunday afternoon after completion of repairs
and that officials of the company would visit
the Acting IGP to demand for payment of the
For the armoured plated Staff Car, it was
gathered that because of the high technology
embedded in the car, the company will need
more time to fix the identified problems of the
car as some of the needed parts will be
The source pointed out that nobody
approached Auto Computer to ask about the
whereabouts of the cars, and that since it was
the police that brought them, they (company)
just went about their repairs.
When sought to find out if the proper
procedure of ascertaining location of the cars
were followed, it was discovered that the
Works Department and the Force Transport
Department that would have been approached
for explanations were not approached.
Rather, the IGP secretariat comprising of newly
posted officers, were said to have written the
former IGP demanding the whereabouts of the
staff cars and other 22 vehicles, some the
former IGP was said to have interpreted as a
slight on his person.
Further investigation in other relevant
departments regarding the whereabouts of
other vehicles showed that the vehicles were
intact and that while some were deployed for
operations, the Police had records of the
location of others.
Recall that when news of the alleged missing 24
vehicles made the rounds on Sunday, the
former IGP, responded to questions saying the
allegations were the handiwork of mischief
makers bent on trying to tarnish his integrity.
He wondered what he would be doing with 24
Police operational vehicles when he was not
operating a car mart.
|Re: Controversial Missing Police Vehicles Found In Abuja by Microflux(m): 5:02pm On Jul 20, 2016 |
Please Solomon Arase?