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Senate may ask Buhari to sack IGP, as Idris shuns Senate again

There are strong indications that the Senate might today, ask President Muhammadu Buhari, to sack the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, for incompetence to continue to occupy the exalted office, by consistently disregarding and disrespecting the nation’s highest lawmaking body.


The indication emerged during the Chamber’s plenary session when the nation’s number one law enforcement officer failed to honour the invitation of the apex Assembly for the third time in three weeks.


Right now, the Senate has gone into a closed-door session to take definite decisions on the next line of action to take against Idris for his recalcitrant attitude to the Chamber.


The Senate had summoned the IGP to come and brief it on the reasons Senator Dino Melaye (APC, Kogi West), was being hunted, arrested and detained by the Police over an allegation that he was sponsoring armed bandits in Kogi.


The Senate also requested the Police chief to come and brief it on the recent killings in Benue State, where some Catholic Priests and other church worshippers were killed by armed Fulani herdsmen, as well as update it on persistent killings in other states of the federation.


However, the IGP shunned the three invitations, thereby compelling the lawmakers to have no option than to resolve to go into executive session to address the matter once and for all.


It is expected that the main recommendation will be to ask Buhari to sack his appointee, whom the Senate said had constituted a big embarrassment to the President and the nation in general.



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