IGP Ibrahim Idris fails to appear before senate

Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris had for the second time failed to honour the invitation to appear before the senate plenary.

The red chamber had summoned him over the alleged maltreatment of Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west.

He was also summoned to brief the snate on the incessant killings being recorded in various parts of the country.

The lawmakers on Wednesday adopted an admonition from the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, that the senate give the police boss ‘more time to reflect.’

He prescribed a one-week grace. He however did not state a date for the new summon.

IGP was supposed to appear before the lawmakers last week but he did not. He had accompanied President Muhammadu Buhari to Bauchi, sending a representative in his place.

This made the legislators angry and they asked him to appear unfailingly on Wednesday but Idris sent Joshak Habilah, deputy inspector-general, to represent him.

The Senate President asked the Majority Leader, Ahmad Lawan; and Chairman of the Committee on Police Affairs, Senator Abu Ibrahim, to engage with the executive on the matter.

Bukola Saraki complained that something of that sort has never happened in the history of the Senate.

He asked the delegation to report back in one week, saying “we will take it up from there.”

The lawmakers deliberated on the development and resolved to give Mr Idris one week grace to honour the invitation.


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