A non-governmental organization known as People United For Societal Harmony, PUSH, yesterday in Lagos, described the recent allegation of financial impropriety leveled against the Chairman of Police Service Commission, PSC, Sir Mike Okiro, as not only ill-motivated but aimed at smearing his sterling and unrivalled records.
The NGO also decried allegations of threats to the life of the petitioner stating that it was a clear case of “guilty conscience of a drowning man wanting to pull as many reeds as possible”.
In a statement jointly signed by the Director-General and Coordinating Secretary, Dr. Sylvanus Ujumandu and Mrs. Sade Jaiyesimi respectively, the PUSH noted that Okiro served in the Nigeria Police Force and got to the peak as the Inspector-General after which he meritoriously retired without a dent on his records.
“We are, however, pained and piqued that apart from the incontestable fact that the said petition of alleged financial fraud against Okiro emanating from a non-account staff of the commission, Aaron Kaase, was not only lacking in truth but spurious, ill-motivated and purely aimed at smearing his sterling and unrivalled records.
“The petitioner was arrested and arraigned for allegedly collecting various amount of money from unsuspecting persons under the guise of helping them to procure Visa to some European countries. In such circumstance, the normal thing for any organisation whose staff was fingered in such corrupt and sharp practices is to suspend the suspect and allow free and unhindered investigation and that was done in the case under review”.