IGP To Appear Before Senate Today (Wednesday)


The Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris is expected to appear before the Senate on Wednesday. The Senate last week said the IGP was being sought to answer questions on police investigation into the invasion of the law-making chamber by supposed thugs, who also made away with its mace but later recovered by the police. More so, the senate said it wanted to know from the police boss the persistent killings in the different parts of the country as well as the situation relating to the arrest of Senator Dino Melaye, who jumped off a police van and currently hospitalised.

At its last week plenary, senators pilloried the IGP for failing to appear before it but instead delegated the Deputy Inspector-General of Police (Operations), Joshak Habila. Many senators who spoke during plenary last week showed bitterness over Idris’ non-appearance, which Senator Bukola Saraki, the president of Senate, said was a "disrespect".

“Sending his DIG here today is not respectful enough. He should have had the respect of this institution to reach the Chairman or myself to explain”, said Saraki.

Saraki added, “Someone said to me, if a former Minster has been suspended by the President (sic) breaks into the council chambers at the Villa and does some kind of mischief (sic), will the IG of Police not feel he needs to report to the President on what actions have been taken since?”, referring to the invasion of the senator by persons believed to have been aided by suspended Senator Ovie Omo-Agege.

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