No less than 4,000 retired policemen have yet to receive their pensions since 2017 when they left the Force after 35 years of serving the nation.
Many of them who spoke to Sunday PUNCH lamented their situation, which they described as horrible as the police and the Federal Government continued to trade blame over the matter.
Some of the retirees, whose pensions are being managed by the Police Pension Fund Administrator and regulated by the National Pension Commission, told Sunday PUNCH on Friday, that they were not given their gratuity, despite undertaking several data capture.
By law, the Nigeria Police Force Pensions Limited is supposed to pay a retiree monthly or quarterly income for life after retirement, which is guaranteed for a period of 10 years.
THE Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has given more insight into how a pension syndicate defrauded the country of well over N42 billion between 2010 and 2014.
Malami’s revelation was contained in a memo he submitted to the Senate Ad-hoc Committee investigating the reinstatement and promotion of the former chairman of Presidential Task Force on Pensions, Abdulrasheed Maina, headed by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Establishment and Public Services, Senator Emmanuel Paulker, PDP, Bayelsa Central.