Nigeria: Senate Reordered Police IG To Appear Next Wednesday
Abuja, April 26, 2018 (AltAfrika)-The Nigeria Senate has reordered the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to appear before it by 11 am on Wednesday, May 2, 2018.
The reorder was reached during Thursday’s plenary in Abuja after the Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawal, briefed the lwamakers on the arrest of Senator Dino Melaye and killings across the country and non appearance of the police boss.
The IGP who was on Wednesday summoned by the Senate to appear today was on President entourage to Bauchi State, and delegated his Deputy to represent him at the briefing.
He noted that the dignity and integrity the nation’s democratic authority must be protected.
He said, “sending his DIG here today is not respectful enough, he (IGP) should have had the respect of this institution to reach the Chairman or myself to explain.
“Distinguished colleagues, we have taken the contributions and the general consensus is that we give a specific date, Wednesday 2nd May 2018 11 am, for the IG of Police to appear”.
Senator Bala Na’allah, who spoke to the press corps on the issue faulted the IGP for not informing the lawmakers prior to his trip to Bauchi, noting that the legacy in the Institution goes a long way into the future.
“I see no reason why the IGP cannot be here as this displays a wrong foundation for our democratic system”, he said.
His arrest prompted the Red Chamber to summon the police boss to appear before it.