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IGP speaks on illegal sale of crude oil

The Inspector General of Police Usman Alkali, has urged the House of Representatives to direct all queries on the Alleged Loss Of Over $2.4 billion From Illegal Sale Of 48 Million Barrels Of Crude Oil Export In 2015, to the office of the Attorney General and relevant courts as the matter is already in court.

The IGP stated this when he appeared before the Ad-hoc committee investigating alleged loss of over $2.4 billion from illegal Sale of 48 Million Barrels of crude oil export In 2015, including crude oil export from 2014 to date, in Abuja.

He said the interpol had received a petition about some individuals who blackmailed and extort money from government officials and have swung into action.

The Chairman of the Ad hoc Committee, Mr Mark Gbilla, wondered why the whistle blowers who came out to give more details to the House are being hunted.

Mr Gbilla said one of the whistle blowers was supposed to be at the hearing but was afraid and feel intimidated.

“We found out that your department wrote to those two individual which is not a coincidence. Why did the interpol not write you them before they came to the House? Who asked you to write to them?” Gbila asked.

He urged the interpol to respect the House and stop the harassment and intimidation of person’s of interest to the House.

The Chairman maintained that the committee plans to go to Mexico to investigate the allegations.

Mr Gbilla however said that the IGP needed to appear before the committee as there are still questions for him to answer personally.

Reporting Ibrahim Shehu; Editing by Fany Olumoye,Julian Osamoto & Adeniyi Bakare