From Ahmed Idris, Birnin Kebbi
The Kebbi State Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has set up a five- man – committee to investigate alleged N1 million extortion by its staff.
Addressing newsmen yesterday at the Command headquarter Birnin Kebbi, the Commandant of the corps Alhaji Suleman Ibrahim, said that the alleged money will be refund and if any staff found guilty will be punished and sacked.
He said, “ I have read a report online that my officers had been alleged to have extorted money from a client.
“This has never been the tradition of the Nigerian security and civil defense corps in the state as one of our core values is serving with integrity, honesty and deligence.
“ I am not a party to such incident and I am not aware of it, and I doubt if any of my officer would do such an illegal and unlawful act but still we take any allegation serious to its logical conclusion, hence a five- man committee has been set up by the command to investigation the extortion.”
Ibrahim vowed that anyone found wanting of committing the extortion would be dealt with accordingly.
Our correspondent recalled that recently an Automated Gas oil (AGO) Distributor, Mr Jimoh Abdulmumin, who is a staff of Chidi Global Oil and Gas, Abuja, had sought the immediate
intervention of the Commandant- General of the NSCDC over alleged extortion of money by the officers of the command in the state.
Abdulmumin, alleged that some officers of the command had arrested him and the driver of his truck when they were distributing their product to their customers in Jega town a week ago.