PSC Chair, Smith, in trouble over ‘contract scam’ as Commissioner petitions EFCC

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These are not the best of times for the PSC Chairman, Police Service Commission (PSC), IGP Musiliu Smith (retd.) as he faces probe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) following a petition by a member of the commission.

Blueprint information has it that a commissioner with the PSC, Naja’atu Bala Muhammad, petitioned the anti-graft body over alleged multi-million naira contract scam and other corrupt practices at the commission under the leadership of the former police boss.

Naja’atu, who is representing North-west, accused the commission’s chairman of mismanagement of resources and breach of due process by arbitrarily awarding bogus contracts in a petition dated June 29, 2022.

According to her, the commission’s chairman does not have power to approve expenditure for and on-behalf of the PSC except as has been approved by the commission’s management.

She noted that the management committee…

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