Almost half a billion naira was budgeted for the upgrade and rehabilitation of facilities at police colleges across the country in 2012, investigations by Sunday punch have shown.
A breakdown of the N307bn budget of police formations and commands, obtained from the Budget Office of the Federation, Ministry of Finance, showed that N296.75m was budgeted for the upgrade of facilities in the following police training institutions – Detective College, Enugu State, PMF training schools, Gwoza (Borno State) and Ila-Orangun (Osun), ATS Training School Nonwa-Tai, (Rivers) Police colleges, Ikeja (Lagos), Kaduna, Maiduguri (Borno), Oji-River (Enugu), PTS Iperu (Ogun), Ibadan (Oyo), Oyin-Akoko (Ondo), mounted and dog training schools, communication training schools, Ikeja and Kaduna.
Another N200m was budgeted for the rehabilitation of Police Intelligence College, Challawa, Kano State.
Besides the training institutions, N462.3m was budgeted for the rehabilitation and repairs of police stations and barracks across the country, while N142.1m was budgeted for the establishment and deployment of integrated police management information technology systems in police formations, commands and training institutions.
So what happened to all the monies? I pray the 11 man panel tells us the answer, otherwise Nigeria is ...