From: Bamidele Fashube, (ABUJA) Nigeria (GVE) – Following the refusal of Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris to honour its third invitation to the National assemble (NASS), the Senate has stated that the IGP is not fit to hold public office in Nigeria and abroad.
He also described the Police boss as an ‘enemy of democracy’.
The decision was made after a closed door meeting presided over by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday
While making the disclosure at the resumed plenary, Saraki described the IGP’s action as a disrespect to the Senate’s authority.
“The Senate in a closed session deliberated on the non-appearance of the IGP to the senate to the plenary after a series of invitation. The Senate noted that this has been a gross disrespect to our constituted authority and to also know that his earlier refusal to appear before investigative committee was overruled by competent court of jurisdiction just in April this year.
“The Senate therefore views this persistent refusal is a great danger to our democracy and hence the Senate resolved to declare IGP as an enemy of democracy and not fit to hold any public office within and outside Nigeria. The leader of the Senate would also mandate to look into the matter for further necessary action,” Mr Saraki said.
Mr Idris was summoned by the Senate to answer questions on the arrest of a lawmaker, Dino Melaye, and killings across the country.