IG shuns senate again, Angry Senators in Closed-door meeting(DETAILS)

Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris

Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris

Police see the Senate's resolution declaring the Inspector-General of Police ( I-G), Mr Ibrahim Idris, as enemy of democracy as a deliberate attempt to blackmail him.

But at today's plenary of the Senate, IGP Idris was a no-show, neither did he make any formal communication nor send a representation to the lawmakers.

"It is also of significant note to state that IGP Ibrahim K. Idris has served meritoriously for above 10 years in the United Nations Peace Keeping Operations in several countries unblemished". I personally feel that public officers should do what is in the interest of the public.

"The leadership of the Senate was also mandated to look into the matter for further necessary action".

Commenting, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe said Nigeria's democracy was dying in bits and that the IG's non-appearance was an abuse of government power.

On the day he was expected, the chairman of senate committee on police affairs, Abu Ibrahim, informed the lawmakers that the IGP had accompanied President Muhammadu Buhari to Bauchi.

The Senate yesterday passed a resolution declaring the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris as "enemy of democracy" and unfit to hold public office in Nigeria and overseas.

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The news outlet reports further that the lawmakers are now deliberating on next line of action.

At the end of the closed-door session, the Senate will take a decision on the appropriate sanctions to melt out.

In his contribution, Deputy Minority Leader, Emmanual Bwacha described the conduct of the IGP as a sad commentary for democracy; adding that it clearly showed lack of capacity on the part of the IGP to remain in office. The refusal amounts to total disrespect for Buhari who is the head of government and chief law enforcer, he said. This Senate needs to take very serious action on the way forward.

The Deputy Inspector General of Police (Logistics and Supply), Maigari Abbati Dikko, gave the warning while inspecting the exercise in Kano.

Senators were observed in clusters in the chamber apparently to discuss "the disregard of the institution of the Senate" by the police boss. "This is a national disgrace".

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