The Acting Inspector-General of Police (Ag. IGP), Solomon Arase, Wednesday [May 6] morning ordered the restoration of salaries due to a sick woman Police Sergeant F/No. 09527 W/Sgt Ajuma Ibrahim attached to Lagos State Command with immediate effect, including the payment of all arrears.
This followed a Radio programme with the title; ‘Berekete Family’ that brought the issue to the attention of the IGP through a telephone call.
Arase, who was intimated with the development through the ‘Brekete Family’ with regards to the plight of the police officer whose salaries had been stopped since June 2013, invited the Talk Show Crew to his office and after proper briefing from the Budget office of the Force, it was discovered that the subject’s inability to fill the required emolument forms and processing the same in compliance with extant regulations led to the salary predicament.
But, Arase immediately ordered the resolution of all the issues and restoration of her salary as well as directed the transfer of the subject from Lagos State Police Command to Force Headquarters Abuja.
The Ag. IGP also directed the Force Medical Officer to ensure Sergeant Ibrahim gets urgent access to needed and required medical attention.
The IGP said the Nigeria Police Force is responsive and responsible and that reported issues of neglect in personnel welfare as well as cases of injustice to members of the public would be promptly addressed.