Sunday, June 10, 2007
Ehindero more corrupt than Tafa Balogun
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.
All the sleaze