In contrast to the earlier position of the Nigeria Police, the Inspector General of the Police, Ibrahim Idris, has accepted that some police personnel who were on duty during the just concluded governorship election in Ondo State, were yet to be paid their allowances several days after the elections.
The Police IG has therefore set up a panel to investigate why the policemen were not paid their entitlements.
Mr. Idris, in a statement released on Friday by the Force spokesman, Don Awunah, appealed for “a little patience” from the affected policemen.
The issue is being looked into, and no one would be cheated of his due, the police IG assured.
The investigation panel, the statement said, would be headed by a retired assistant inspector general of police, Ali Ahmadu.
As previously reported by PREMIUM TIMES, several policemen took to the street in Ondo on Monday to protest the non-payment of their allowances after the Ondo election.
The statement from the Police IG therefore confirmed a PREMIUM TIMES report that the police lied when they denied that the protest took place.