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Breaking News : 'oga Na Thief Man': Why Ex-ig Ehindero Moved His Loot So Late by Agboola1(m): 10:51pm On Jun 08, 2007
As our headline, which is the title of a novel suggests, the lid was blown off the corrupt three-year administration of the former Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Sunday Ehindero, yesterday when a police commissioner and others were arrested with millions of naira in a luggage. Apart from confirming the scandal, the new police hierarchy led by Mr. Mike Okiro, also ordered the detention of the police officer and other aides of the former IGP arrested in connection with the loot.

P.M.News investigations revealed that the drama started when a police aide of Ehindero was arrested when he went into the IGP’s office and brought out a travel bag said to belong to Ehindero.

The new IGP, Mike Okiro, who was in the office at the time, was said to have ordered that the bag be searched.

On searching the bag, millions of naira in both local and foreign currencies, worth N27 million, were allegedly found in it.

On interrogation, the aide confessed to Okiro that it was Ehindero who asked him to bring the bag and that the money belonged to the former police boss.

The arrested aide also reportedly identified other police officers keeping various sums of police money in their offices.

This revelation led to the arrest of the Commissioner of Police in charge of Budget, Mr. Sunday Obaniyi, who was reportedly found stuffing millions of naira in local and foreign notes worth N200 million into a box in his office.

Obaniyi allegedly confessed during interrogation that the money belonged to Ehindero and he was immediately taken to Okiro who ordered his detention.

Those arrested are currently being detained on the 7th floor of the Louis Edet Police Headquarters in Abuja.

Police sources told P.M.News that the new police boss, Okiro, was particularly irked that Ehindero left behind N4 million in the police account only for him to send some officer to cart away millions of naira.

Investigations revealed further that Ehindero waited this late to remove his loot from his office because he never thought he could be removed so hastily by the Yar’Adua administration.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo was said to have assured him that Yar’Adua had granted him a two-month tenure extension but was shocked when Yar’Adua asked him to hand over to the next senior police officer.

Sources at the police headquarters in Abuja described Ehindero as another police officer worse than the disgraced former Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Tafa Balogun.

The song on the lips of many policemen interviewed this morning on the startling revelations was ‘Oga na thief man’.

P.M.News reports that Ehindero’s two-year tenure as police boss was characterised by massive corruption and unresolved assassinations.

It was during his tenure that Engineer Funsho Williams, a PDP chieftain in Lagos, was killed by unknown assassins.

Up till now, the police are yet to bring the killers to book.

Ehindero also made questionable promotions in the force while he held sway.
Re: Breaking News : 'oga Na Thief Man': Why Ex-ig Ehindero Moved His Loot So Late by initiator(m): 11:08pm On Jun 08, 2007
Agboola dont you think PM news isnt reliable?
Re: Breaking News : 'oga Na Thief Man': Why Ex-ig Ehindero Moved His Loot So Late by docokwy(m): 10:06am On Jun 09, 2007

Agboola don't you think PM news isnt reliable?

I am so sorry to disappoint you. The news is true and everywhere. Your brother is a thief.

Re: Breaking News : 'oga Na Thief Man': Why Ex-ig Ehindero Moved His Loot So Late by vigasimple(m): 11:30am On Jun 09, 2007
I am disappointed in anybody who does not know that the Nigeria police are corrupt from Top to bottom, it is a competition. Have you not see a policemen even on the street at checkpoint/roadblock be it legal or illegal demanding for money whether or not the driver as done something wrong

There are many reasons for it but not necessary the justification.


1. They are seriously underpaid and the criminal exploit this
2. Their boss, the politician do with monies like they have banks in their houses and police don't think they should be left behind
3.Policeman marrying many wives, many responsibilty to inlaws and 20children ( half who are bastard )
4. police are the product of the wider society who by the lack of credible system has turn on everyone to fight for their survival.

I can go on and on but there is no need. If you want to dare me I can even make a prediction that the current Ig by the time he lives (if not already) we will hear a not too disimmilar story.

If our police is such a good and respectable organisation we should not hear anything of such like this after the debacle of Tafa Balogun. All these people are in the system long enough and everybody know them with their character. This may even be the reason why the next man to Ehindero was never appointed IGP.

The police are the first cousins of the Custom and infact they have a wonderful working relationship and they love each others. Have you ever heared police and customs fighting, no, they are always into sharing.


1. We need a credible goverment not based on rotation between North and the south

2. complete overhauling and restructure of the police service.

3. Look at Human resources of police and its management so that bad apples are weeded out.
4. Whistleblower police officers to be appointed and serious penalty giving to a police officer found guilty of misconduct including bribery and assisting criminals or conspiring with them.

5. Not to use the Head of the police as political tool during, before or after any election, and I hope they get their funding directly not through the presidency.

6. Educate the wider public on corruption

MOST IMPORTANTLY for the govt to provide

Infrastructure and oppportunity for the atmosphere for employment creation and businesses.

1. Good and quality affordable public schools and teachers getting paid and motivated

2. Accessible and free health care at all levels

3. Cheap foods in the market place

4. Employment provison
5. Atmosphere for bussiness to thrive

I hope others can contribute consructively and stop gossiping about thieves without finding the root cause and solutions.

God continue to bless Great Nigeria.

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