A petition of financial mishaps to the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) by a a Commissioner in the Police Service Commission (PSC), Naja’atu Muhammad may have forced the Chairman of the Commission, Alhaji Musiliu Smith to tender his resignation.
Naja’atu Muhammad, in the petition, had alleged that there has been multi-million-naira contract scam, mismanagement of resources and lack of due process in the management of the commission.
In the petition dated June 29, 2022, Naja’atu Muhammad, who is represents Northwest at the commission, alleged that the chairman had arbitrarily awarded bogus contracts without following due process.
Some of the allegations contained in the petition are award of N34,749,375 for the design and development of police e-recruitment portal for the commission.
Another contract payment of N36,228,453.90 to Wedewood Integrated Investment Limited as the final payment of less than 5% retention fee for the partitioning of office space, installation of wall panel and customised cabinet at the PSC head office building. with total contract sum at N447,473,613.00.
Naja’atu Mohammed also alleged in the petition that the Commission’s account No.2994350018 fraudulent transferred about N200 Million to Vita Construction between 9th April 2021 and 14th April 2021 in the tranches of N10 Million Naira for unknown reason.
Although the commission is yet to make an official announcement, a commissioner at the PSC confirmed that Musliu Smith, a retired Inspector General of Police (IGP), was asked to hand over to a retired justice of the Supreme Court, Clara Ogunbiyi, in acting capacity.
Spokesman for the commission, Ikechukwu Ani, also confirmed the resignation, but said it was on health grounds.