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

12 May 2018

The police had earlier absolved the IGP of blames, stressing that he is not an enemy of democracy as declared by the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki.

"In one instance in the past, Idris had gone to court in order to evade honouring the invitation of the Senate and the court headed by Justice Abba Bello Mohammed of the FCT High Court on April 10, 2018, told him in clear terms that his suit lacked merit as Sections 88 and 89 of the constitution empowers the lawmakers to carry out investigations on issues of public interest".

IGP Idris had failed to honour Senate summons on three consecutive occasions leading to his declaration as an enemy of democracy and a misfit for public office both in and out of the country, by the Senate.

"The leader of the Senate would also mandate to look into the matter for further necessary action".

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The Senate had invited Idris to appear on the floor of the upper legislative chamber to give explanations on the alleged callous treatment being meted out on their colleague, Senator Dino Melaye, by his men.

"It is very unusual for a public servant to act like this".

"It is pertinent that the Force informs the members of the Public that other reasons for which the Senate has summoned the Inspector-General of Police is official and not personal". The refusal amounts to total disrespect for Buhari who is the head of government and chief law enforcer, he said.

"I personally feel that public officers should do what is in the interest of the public and where any public officer can not do what is in the interest of the public, there is no need for such an officer to continue to occupy that kind of position".

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The Police IG also ignored the Senate's second summon of Wednesday, May 3, when he instead visited Kaduna State after some bandits killed over 45 people in Birin Gwari community.

He added that the IGP's action was inexcusable, unacceptable, and condemnable. "I have never see this before anywhere in the world, we need to take a decision because this affects security in the entire country". "This is a national disgrace".

When the time arrived for the IGP to appear, the Senate Clerk, Nelson Ayewoh, was asked to lead him in. "It requires immediate action and i think this Senate needs to take serious action in looking for a way forward". "The Nigeria Police Force is the first defender of Democracy and all democratic institutions in Nigeria and will continue to do so", the statement read in part.

"The National Assembly must stop complaining and whining like school children but should invoke their powers of adjustment of the constitution in accordance with Section 9 of the Nigerian constitution", HURIWA said.

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