The Chairman of Police Service Commission (PSC), Musiliu Smith has resigned his position over alleged corruption scandal with the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission(ICPC), Nigerian Newssphere exclusively gathered.
It was also gathered that the Board of the Commission asked Smith to resign and he accepted.
Recall that in a remark during a National Dialogue on corruption and Insecurity, Chairman of Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission(ICPC),Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye said,
“Funds to retool and reposition the police to a world class institution is no less threatened by corruption. The newly established police special intervention framework designed to eliminate underfunding of the police, the Police Trust Fund, is already under ICPC investigation for abuse, fund diversion bogus, questionable welfare packaging that is not for the police who are the beneficiaries of the fund and sundry corrupt practices. One may safely conclude that other security agencies are dogged by similar practices albeit to varying degrees”.
Although the commission has not announced his resignation officially, an impeccable source at the commission told Daily Trust that Smith, a former Inspector-General of Police is expected to hand over to Retired Justice Clara Ogunbiyi representing the judiciary at the commission.
Ikechukwu Ani, the spokesman for the commission also confirmed the resignation of Alhaji Smith.