Senate summons ‘disrespectful’ IGP

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The Senate has described as a “disrespect” the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris’s refusal to honour its summons, and gave him till next Wednesday to appear before it.

The IGP had sent a Deputy Inspector-General of Police to represent him at the Senate, a situation the senators frowned upon.

“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 the Senate President Bukola Saraki.

Also, Saraki like other senators condemned the killings across the country and resolved to know from the IGP what he had done about it. The Senate also deplored the IGP’s delay in briefing it on actions taken on the invasion of the chamber by some thugs, who carted away its mace before the police ostensibly recovered it under a flyover in Abuja.

Saraki said: “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?”, said the Senate President Bukola Saraki.

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