About 53 policemen serving in the Presidential Villa, Abuja have protested over their unpaid Risk Caution Allowances since 2015, when they were posted to the Presidency.
This was contained in a petition that the policemen filed to President Muhammadu Buhari and obtained by Punch.
The petition titled, “President Muhammadu Buhari’s mobile policemen plead over unpaid Risk Caution Allowances from May 2015 to date”, reads in part, “About 127 police officers attached to the Presidency have not been paid the balance of their risk caution allowances and about 53 mobile police officers that started working with the present government since 2015 have not been paid anything.
“The 53 policemen since the past two years have been languishing in poverty. Most of these policemen did the data capture and were given the presidential tags. Those behind this delay are some of the superior officers like the Squadron, the Principal Staff Officer and the leader of the Presidential Vehicle Movement. The excuse given by the superior officers was that the affected policemen were boys to the former Squadron leader, one SP Mau’su.
“These superiors have started transferring these affected policemen out of the Villa to some states and replacing them with their own boys, who did not suffer and were not there to bear what the policemen went through.
We are pleading with our father and President, Muhammadu Buhari, to look into these sufferings from the beginning of his government till date.”