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Saraki on IGP’s Snub: ‘He is not just doing this to us, he refused the president’s orders’

Saraki on IGP’s Snub: ‘He is not just doing this to us, he refused the president’s orders’

The Nigerian Senate has given the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, one more week to appear before its plenary.

This follows IGP’s decision not to honour the Senate invitation to appear before it on Wednesday.

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The lawmakers on Wednesday adopted an admonition from the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, that the Senate give the police boss ‘more time to reflect.’

He prescribed a one-week grace. He, however, did not state a date for the new summons.

Senate President Saraki also prescribed that the Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan and chairman of police committee, Abu Ibrahim, should engage the executive on IGP’s behaviour within the one week.

IGPMr Idris, had for the second time failed to honour the invitation to appear before the Senate plenary.

He was invited to answer questions on the arrest of a senator, Dino Melaye, and killings across the country.

The police boss was first summoned on Wednesday April 25 but he failed to appear.

On Thursday when he was supposed to appear, the chairman, Senate Committee on Police Affairs, Abu Ibrahim, informed the lawmakers that the IGP was in Bauchi in the entourage of President Muhammadu Buhari, and could not honour the invitation.

The Senate thereafter re-summoned IGP, while refusing to allow a Deputy Inspector- General (DIG) Operations he sent represent him.See more:https://bit.ly/2rdrk2e

Saraki on IGP’s Snub: ‘He is not just doing this to us, he refused the president’s orders’

Saraki on IGP’s Snub: ‘He is not just doing this to us, he refused the president’s orders’

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