Alleged N150m bribe: Stakeholders commend IGP for resisting the offer
Akindele, 49, was charged with offering N150 million bribe to the police investigative team working on a petition submitted to the Inspector General of Police (Force Intelligence Bureau) by Summit Oil International Limited on alleged criminal conspiracy, criminal diversion of funds and theft running into millions both in US dollars and Naira.
Earlier in the week, the Lagos businessman sued the inspector-general of police, the Nigeria Police Force, Summit Oil International Limited, Dr Zulikat Wuraola Abiola, Duport Energy Limited and Mr Oluwatosin Odusanya, before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos for allegedly detaining him beyond the limit provided by the constitution.
But a court showed that police alleged that Akindele made an initial payment of N50 million out of the N150m he offered to facilitate his escape from custody and to enable him to flee abroad.
However, a source who pleaded anonymity said that the IGP is working round the clock to instil discipline and engineer a reward system for officers with the courage to resist bribes offered by any party in matters instituted in their respective jurisdiction.
The management of Summit Oil has also recommended to the Police Service Commission promotion for the leader of the team for his uncommon discipline in the face of such a tempting cash offer, we gathered exclusively.