This was disclosed in an anonymous petition that the policemen filed to President Muhammadu Buhari and which was obtained by a Punch correspondent.
It was gathered that apart from the 53, who had allegedly not been paid their allowances at all, there are 127 other policemen who claimed that they had yet to be paid their allowances in full.
According to the petition, the 53 policemen have been languishing in poverty over the past two years with their allowances being withheld. They urge the President to look into the matter.
One of the affected policemen, who spoke with a Punch correspondents and pleaded not to be named, confirmed that the Risk Caution Allowances had not been paid since 2015.