The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, has secretly divorced his wife, Hajia Fatima Mohammed Adamu, after accusing her of having sexual relationship with one Mohammed Musa, a Superintendent of Police, Pointblanknews.com investigations have revealed.
IG Adamu also allegedly eloped with one Fatima Ahmed Daura, a daughter of a retired Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Sani Ahmed Daura, and hid her in No 5b Granges Street, Maitama, Abuja, a house he recently purchased.
The Inspector General of Police then set up SP Musa, used Fatima Ahmed Daura to invite him to No 5Bb Granges Street, where Policemen arrested and detained him at the Maitama Police station on trump up charges.
Subsequently, SP Musa was issued a query by the IG on “Serious Misconduct.”
Several calls to Force Spokesman, DCP, Frank Mba, were not answered.
Deputy Force PRO, Aremu Adeniran referred Pointblanknews.com back to Mba who neither picked nor returned calls.
Below is the query and the response exclusively obtained by Pointblanknews.com
The Inspector-General of Police 5th January, 2021
The Nigeria Police Force,
Louis Edet House,
Shehu Shagari Way,
The Commissioner of Police,
Yobe State Police Command Headquarters,
The Deputy Commissioner of Police (Administration),
Yobe State Police Command, Headquarters,
The Assistant Commissioner of Police (Administration),
Yobe State Police Command, Damaturu.
The Chief Superintendent of Police (Administration),
Yobe State Police Command, Damaturu.
Dear Sir,RE: QUERY FOR SERIOUS MISCONDUCT.MY RESPONSE TO THE ALLEGATION OF SERIOUS MISCONDUCT AGAINST ME.
1. Respectfully sir, I refer to your letter of Saturday 2nd January, 2021 with reference number AP.105697/FS/FHQ/6 bearing the caption under reference and signed by DCP Jonathan Towuru in which I was queried for some alleged serious misconduct to wit; (1) Disobedience to Constituted Authority (2) Absence from Duty (3) Divided Loyalty (4)Refusal to Accept Posting (5)Discourteous Behaviour to the Public and (6)Conduct Unbecoming of a Public Officer contrary to Rules 030301(m), 030402(e), 030401(s), 030301(b), 030301(p) and 030402(w)of the Public Service Rules 2009 and I wish to accordingly respond to same.
2. BACKGROUND FACTS:
a. With every sense of humility sir, I wish to commence my response to the said query by stating that on the 29th day of April, 2020, I received a text message (sms) from DCP Rabi Umar, the Force Education Officer, in which message I was mentioned as one of the people having some illicit sexual affairs with one Fatima Juli Mohammed who is married to the Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Abubakar Adamu.
A printed copy of the Text message is hereby annexed for your perusal.
b. Further to the said text message and in less than twenty-four (24) hours from the time the said message was sent to me by DCP Rabi Umar, a circular was passed from the office of the Inspector-General of Police demobilizing and transferring me to Yobe State Police Command from SPU Base 2, Lagos State.
c. Curiously, this circular was made on the 30th day of April, 2020, received by my Unit being SPU base 2 Lagos State on the same day and I was released from the said Unit on the same day even when there was no immediate security emergency as to occasion such speed in our release from our duty posts.
d. It is worthy of note that as at the time of this posting, there was in force the Federal Government inter-state and intra-state lockdown to curtail the spread of the novel Corona Virus Disease code-named COVID-19 and for which reason, movement from one state to the other was very difficult, if not impossible.
e. However, notwithstanding my release and the order to immediately report at my new command, as well as the pendency of the COVID-19 lockdown, I was also summoned by the then Inspector-General of Police Special Tactical Squad (hereinafter referred to as STS), Abuja for interrogation in respect of a certain report made against me before the said STS.
f. Owing to the summon by the STS, I had to defer my reporting at the Yobe State Police Command and immediately embarked on a very dangerous journey from Lagos to Abuja which journey lasted for about three days owing to the obstructions on the roads due to the COVID 19 lockdown, unavailability of public transport vehicles as well as the near emptiness of the roads.
g. Upon my arrival at the Abuja office of the STS following the summons, I met the Investigating Police Officer (that is, the IPO) of the case against me in the person of SP. Mohammed who upon my report confronted me with an allegation of having illicit sexual affairs with the wife of the Inspector-General of Police and which allegation according to the IPO was made against me directly from the office of the Inspector-General of Police. I made statement as a suspect and denied the unfounded and baseless allegation.
h. The investigation of this allegation against me by STS lasted for about one month with a standing instruction that I MUST avail myself to the office of the STS almost on a daily basis. In the course of the investigation into the allegation against me by the Inspector-General of Police, it was revealed that the text message sent to me by DCP Rabi Umar originated from one DSPIbrahim who works under DCP Rabi Umar.
i. It is also considered appropriate to state that during the investigation into the allegation against me by the Inspector-General of Police by the STS, I did not know neither was I confronted with my accuser; the said wife of the IGP Mrs. Fatima Juli Mohammed never came to the office of the STS even when I insisted that she should be invited to the office STS to be interrogated in my presence and asked questions as to whether or not she knows me let alone having any sexual affairs with me. To the best of my knowledge, there is no evidence and none exists to substantiate the allegation. My phone, her phone or the phone of whoever my accuser is, are scientific evidence and one of the ways to easily disprove this allegation, before subjecting me to the harrowing experience, psychological trauma and torture I passed through as a result of this unnecessary and unfounded accusation which terribly affected my health.
j. Consequently, while the investigation by the STS was on-going, I was struck by High Blood Pressure following which I was admitted at Maitama General Hospital for treatment, and I have been in and out of the hospital since then. It is also to be noted that till date, and to the best of my knowledge, no investigation report has indicted me on the allegation of having sexual affairs with the wife of the Inspector-General of Police.
k. It was after my discharge from the hospital that I proceeded to the Yobe State Police Command to report and document myself as required as shown by the relevant records of the Command.
3. SPECIFIC RESPONSE TO THE ALLEGATION OF MISCONDUCTS AGAINST ME.
A. DISOBEDIENCE TO CONSTITUTED AUTHORITY AND ABSENCE FROM DUTY WITHOUT LEAVE:
I. In specifically responding to the allegations of serious misconducts against me, I wish to commence by stating that upon my arrival at the Yobe state Police Command Headquarters, I completed my documentation and immediately reported to the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police in-charge of administration in the person of DCP Victor Olaiyan for my posting. Afterwards, I waited for my posting from the 8th day of June, 2020 till September 2020 without being posted to any duty post in Yobe State. Suffice it to also to state that till date, for no fault of mine, I have not been posted to any duty post in Yobe State Police Command, so I am still waiting for my posting.
II. However, in September 2020, I became very ill and needed an urgent medical attention that I was constrained to approach DCP Victor Olaiyan and explained my health challenges to him. Being new in Yobe State and not yet able to access any hospital within the state that can peculiarly handle my delicate medical condition, I explained to DCP Victor Olaiyan that I would prefer to travel to Abuja for my treatment as I already have a hospital in Abuja that is conversant with my medical history and has been treating me, where I was also supposed to do some follow-ups, but which I had to stop abruptly against medical advice, just to enable me to report and commence duty at Yobe State.
III. For my plea and having seen my condition, DCP Victor Olaiyan graciously permitted me, albeit, orally or informally, to travel to Abuja on health grounds but with a condition that I call him twice daily (that is every morning and evening) through his GSM number 08033482728 so as to give him a daily update on my health status and also to enable him inform me whenever my posting is released.
IV. Since September 2020, I have been in and out of Maitama General Hospital for the treatment of my lingering BP issue and other complications arising thereto. Similarly, I have, on a daily basis, been in contact with DCP Victor Olaiyan through telephone calls as he instructed that I should do.
V. On the ground of the above narrative, may I humbly state -in response to the allegation of misconduct numbers One (1) and Two (2) that is, Disobedience to Constituted Authority and Absence from Duty as contained in the letter under reference- that contrary to those allegations, I was in Yobe State and wasreporting daily to the office of the DCP Administration of the State Command from June to September 2020 before I fell sick and had to travel to Abuja for my treatment with the permission and understanding of the DCP Administration, Yobe State Police Command.
VI. Furthermore, having consistently called and updated DCP Victor Olaiyan of my health status and being that till date, I have beenunder treatment with follow-ups at the Maitama General Hospital for the same BPand other associated issues triggered by my BP rise. I hereby attach as a proof to my claim MY MEDICAL RECORD/MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF TREATMENT consistent with the provisions of Rule 070301 and 070302 of the Public Service Rules 2009. So I did not deliberately refuse, fail or neglect to report for duty, it was purely on health grounds, which information I regularly related to DCP Olaiyan.
VII. Again sir, I deem it very necessary to point out that had my whereabouts been unknown since the 8th day of June 2020 till date as alleged in the query letter, Yobe State Command being my Command would have issued me a query over time or in the alternative, write to the Force Headquarters complaining or expressing lack of knowledge of my whereabouts, abscondment or absence from duty without leave.
VIII. The lack of any query to me from the Yobe State Police Command as well any communication between the Yobe State Police Command and the Force Headquarters, Abuja regarding the allegation of my Disobedience to Constituted Authority, Absence from Duty Without Leave and/or abscondment from duty raises an almost irrebutable presumption in my favour to the effect that the said Command is in the full know of my whereabouts and that I neither disobeyed any constituted authority nor absented myself from duty without leave or justification.
B. DIVIDED LOYALTY
I. On the allegation of Divided Loyalty anchored on the accusation that I abandoned my Command, relocated to Abuja and engaged in some unwholesome activities against professional ethics, I make haste to adopt my earlier explanation as to the circumstances under which I travelled to Abuja for my treatment particularly as it affects my present health status for which I am still on admission at Maitama General Hospital, it was at my hospital bed that this query was served on me yesterday, 04/01/2021, by the Area Commander, Maitama at about 1200hrs.
II. Further on the allegation that I engaged in some ‘unwholesome activities againstprofessional ethics’, I was made to know thatthe word “Unwholesome” is an adjective which describes something that is not conducive to health or moral well-being. In the instant case, the term was used to describe so many activities that I was engaged in all of which are against professional ethics. It is rather curious and unfortunate that no mention was made of any particular or specific ‘unwholesome’ activity I was engaged in to enable me to specifically respond and defend myself. However, I must categorically state that while I was in Abuja or indeed in any other part of the country or the world at large, I have never as a police officer or as a civilian been engaged in any activity which may be adjudged to be unwholesome, and my conscience and level of morality also emboldens me to deny such allegation as untrue.
C. REFUSAL TO ACCEPT POSTING TO YOBE STATE COMMAND:
I. On the fourth allegation of serious misconduct against me being that I refused to accept posting to Yobe State and relocating to Abuja after I had documented at the same Yobe State Police Command on the 8th day of June, 2020.I must say with respect that the content of this allegation of misconduct has already provided a very valid and incontrovertible answer to the query. This is so because alleging that I defiantly refused to accept my posting to Yobe State on one hand and at the same time, stating that I relocated to Abuja after documenting at the Command on 8th day of June, 2020 appears to me, with due respect, as self-contradictory. On this, the incontrovertible fact is that I reported and documented at the Yobe State Police Command on 8th of June, 2020 following my posting from SPU Base 2 Lagos to Yobe State, and till date, no posting which is outside my power or authority to decide. The practice is that an officer should report to his new command, document and await the process of posting, (which he cannot do by himself, or have any role to play in that regard), and during this period, he is expected to report at the headquarters, make his presence known and close at the close of work, except when otherwise engaged. This is exactly what I did, because by my rank and position, I am conversant with the Police Rules and Regulations, practice and procedure.
II. From the background facts as I above narrated, I have explained the reason which occasioned my delay in immediately reporting and documenting at Yobe State Police Command after my posting and release from SPU Base 2 Lagos State on 30th day of April, 2020 and which reason is mainly for the summon I received from the STS leading to the investigation of the allegation of illicit sexual affair with one of the wives of the Inspector-General of Police Mrs. Fatima Juli Mohammed and which allegation against me was made by the Inspector-General of Police.
III. I also stated in the said background fact that the investigation into this allegation against me lasted for about a month with an order that I should be reporting to the office of the STS almost every day while the investigation lasted, during which period I had health challenges that led to my hospitalization/admission.
IV. I noted also in my background facts that this posting was made when the Federal Government inter-state and intra-state lockdown on COVID 19 was still in force,thereby making it near impossible for Nigerians including me to freely move from one state to the other. The situation was beyond my control, and I also know that the Police authority was not oblivious of the said state of affairs.
D. ON THE ALLEGATION OF DISCOURTEOUS BEHAVIOUR TO THE PUBLIC:
I. On this, it was alleged that I exhibited a discourteous behaviour to the occupants of No. 5b Ganges Street, Maitama, FCT Abuja in the company of one Abdulmalik Sani Ahmed and which conduct caused embarrassment to the Force.
May I respectfully crave your indulgence to recount the events that led to the incident ofthe 30th day of December, 2020.
II. On the 9th day of December, 2020 while still undergoing treatment in Abuja, I received sms/text message from Miss Fatima Zara Ahmed through her GSM number 08038449425 telling me that she was sick and that I should come to No. 5b Ganges Street, Maitama, FCT, Abuja. May I quickly state here that Miss Fatima Zara Ahmed is the daughter of AIG Alh. Sani Ahmed Daura (RTD) whom I served while he was in the service of the Nigeria Police Force and who till date regards me as one of his sons. As such, Miss Fatima Zara Ahmed is a sister to me.
A printed copy of the sms and my call log arehereby annexed.
III. Having received the message from Miss Fatima Zara Ahmed and being that I was still receiving treatment for my illness, I could not go to the address as requested. On the 30th day of December, 2020, AIG Alh. Sani Ahmed (Rtd.) whom I can confidently call my father called and informed me that for over one month, he has not seen or heard from his daughter Zara neither does he know her whereabouts.
IV. It was against the alarm raised by AIG. Alh. Sani Ahmed Daura over the whereabouts of his daughter Zara that I quickly informed him that Miss Zara sent me a message via an sms on the 9th day of December, 2020 that she was at No. 5b Ganges Street, Maitama Abuja. Upon this information, Rtd. AIG. Alh. Sani Ahmed Daura asked me to assist him and go to the said No. 5b Ganges Street, Maitama, FCT-Abuja in the company of his son Abdulmalik Sani to check if we can find Miss Zara there particularly as she was the one that sent the message informing me that she was in the said house.
V. In obedience to him and considering also the trauma he may have been through for not having seen his daughter for over a period of one month, I set out with Abdulmallik Sani to the said No. 5b Ganges Street, Maitama, Abuja and upon our arrival at the place, we mistakenly knocked at the gate of No. 5a instead of No. 5b, where we were accosted by some State Security Service (SSS) personnel guarding the said house No. 5a.
VI. Upon being approached by the said SSS personnel, I explained to them that I am a police officer and that we were trying to locateNo. 5b Ganges Street being the house where my sister asked me to come and meet her there for the purposes of taking her to the hospital as she was ill, as she told me. It was on my explanation that the SSS personnel directed us to No. 5b and even assisted us in calling the attention of the gate keeper to the said No. 5b Ganges Street.
VII. When the gate keeper came out and met us outside the house, it was Abdulmalik Sani that explained to him that we were looking for Miss Zara who had on the 9th of December 2020 sent me a message to come to the premises and take her to the hospital as she was ill. Sequel to our explanation and following the description of Miss Zara to the gate keeper by Abdulmalik Sani, the gate keeper informed us that he saw a girl with the features that Abdulmalik Sani had described but told us to hold on and speak with someone inside the house through an intercom.
VIII. We eventually spoke to someone through the intercom that was given to us by the gate keeper and the person only asked to know our identities and thereafter asked us to wait for him for a moment so that he could come out of the compound and meet us at the front of the gate being where we were standing.
IX. It was about fifteen to twenty minutes after we spoke to the person in the compound through the intercom at the gate house that we saw a convoy of police vehicles which came to the front of the house where we were and stopped. From the convoy of police vehicles we saw the Chief Detail to the Inspector-General of Police, the ADC to the Inspector-General of Police among others from the office of the IGP who alighted from the vehicles and immediately arrested us.
X. We were not in anyway howsoever informed of the reason for our arrest. From that spot, we were taken to the Maitama Police Station where we were detained in the police cell along other suspected criminals on the order of the Inspector-General o Police as I was informed later. We made statement under caution and most surprisingly, we never saw anybody from the said No. 5b Ganges Street invited to the Maitama police station to make any statement or say the offence we committed in the said premises as to warrant our arrest and detention.
XI. While in detention at Maitama Police station, my health deteriorated again leading to my eventual collapse inside the cell and the next thing I saw was to find myself on a hospital bed.
XII. Interestingly, when I regained consciousness at the hospital, I saw standing by my bedside AIG. Alh. Sani Ahmed Daura and I quickly explained everything that transpired to him particularly how we were unable to see his daughter in the said house owing to the incident of our arrest and detention.
A. On the whole and from my explanation so far, I did not disobey any constituted authority neither did I absent myself from duty without leave or reasonable justification as to warrant any disciplinary measure to be taken against me.
B. Further still, since my recruitment into the Nigeria Police Force, I have till date exhibited a very high level of loyalty to the authority of the Nigeria Police Force, I have never attracted any disciplinary offence, and have a good record. It is not true that my Loyalty to the authority of the Nigeria Police Force is divided.
C. It is not in doubt that I reported at the Yobe State Police Command and documented there consequent upon my transfer from SPU Base 2 Lagos. The incontrovertible records speakvolume on this in my favour. Accordingly, I DID NOT at any time refuse to accept my posting to Yobe Command.
D. Again, except the intercom brief, friendly, courteous and polite conversation as to our mission, which we had (Abdulmalik and I) with someone whom I never met physically and whose identity till date remains unknown to me, I did not step into the premises of No. 5b Ganges Street, Maitama, Abuja on the 30th day of December, 2020 or any other day, as to be discourteous or impolite to the person, as alleged.
E. Finally, may I restate that I did not indulge in any of these allegations levelled against me, I hereby vehemently deny them and passionately plead for my exculpation.
F. May the Almighty Allah, the greatest judge,guide and direct your decision and actions.Thank you, Sir.
SP MOHAMMED MUSA
AP NO. 105697
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