Frank Mba, a spokesman for the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), has revealed why some police officers deployed for the Anambra election have not been paid.
This follows claims that police officers sent to Anambra for the governorship election were protesting over unpaid allowances on Saturday, November 6.
Some policemen posted to Anambra may not have received their allowances because to “clerical issues or typographical errors,” according to Mba.
On Saturday, November 6, a police spokesperson told the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) situation room in Abuja that over 70% of the officers sent to the state had been paid.
“We paid the money of personnel for the first time even before the election started,” he said.
“We deployed roughly 34,000 officers, and about 29,000 of them had received their pay as of Friday noon.” Today I did not check. And I’m sure a lot more people would have been paid today.
“However, we recognize that some people have yet to get their money. This could be due to clerical errors in forwarding their details; it could also be due to typographical errors.
“It might be any other form of communication error, because the way these allowances are calculated is that the contributing commands are meant to provide these details from their respective squadrons, or from their respective commands, if they are members of the police mobile forces.” Apart from that, it must be transferred from the DPO’s office to the CP’s office, and finally to us.”