The House of Representatives, on Wednesday, ordered an immediate investigation into the N10 billion allocated to the Nigeria Police force by the federal government.
The money was recently allocated to the police for combating crimes around the country.
According to a resolution by the lawmakers, the money, which was given to the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, had no solid reasons as there was no evidence to prove that the police had made use of it considering that crimes have increased around the country.
A statement released by the lawmakers says: “The House is aware that the rate of kidnapping, profile murder and other crimes in Nigeria are presently on the increase.”
“The House is further aware that there are not enough equipment and surveillance cameras deployed by the IGP to facilitate the reduction of violent crime in the country.”
“The House notes that the President released over N8bn to facilitate the proposed recruitment of the 10,000 police personnel in Nigeria.”
“The House is worried that till date, the police training colleges are still dilapidated and infested with rodents, a condition not conducive for the effective training of police recruits.”
Subsequently, the House ordered the Committee on Police Affairs to investigate the matter and submit a report in two weeks.
The committee is expected to summon the Police IGP.