I owe you no apologies, IG tells Senate

After about 50 minutes of executive session, senate reopened its doors and declared the IGP, Ibrahim Idris as unfit to occupy any position within Nigeria and overseas.

Again, Ibrahim said the IGP traveled to Kaduna State to monitor the security situation there.

Clarifying that section which revealed limits of the senate in inviting individuals, Falana said that even President Muhammadu Buhari and governors can not be summoned by the senate.

The Police Commissioner in Kano state, CP Rabi'u Yusuf has said that no amount of campaign of calumny and intimidation will deter the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris from discharging his statutory duties.

In a statement on Thursday, the senate spokesman said the IGP should not claim that he was only invited over Melaye's case, saying there are more serious concerns to be addressed.

The Senate re-summoned Idris after it refused to allow the deputy Inspector-General of Operations to represent him.

Sundiata Post recalls that the Senate last week invited IGP to appear before it and explain why the senator representing Kogi West, Senator Dino Melaye was humiliated and the brief it on the recent killings in some states in the country, especially Benue State.

Following the meeting with Messrs Saraki and Dogara on Monday, Mr Buhari reportedly told them he would look into Mr Idris' action; but the tone of the police chief's latest statement indicates little progress on the part of the president.

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He said this while responding to the comments made by lawmakers over his refusal to honour their invitation.

"The action of the Senate in its resolution against the I-G today is a deliberate blackmail, witch-hunting with mischievous motives to hand-twist the I- G to pervert the end of Justice".

"It is important to correct the impression created in the minds of the people from the Senate's resolution that the IGP is not and will not be an enemy to democracy".

"Since his assumption of office, the IGP has helped in no small measure, the institution of peace in the country, improvement in the welfare and standard of living of officers and men of the police and smooth running of the Force through his directives contained in the Force Order and Force Administrative Instructions".

"Official functions of the IGP can be performed by the DIG or the Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs)".

He said, "The Nigeria Police Force as a law-abiding organization will continue to hold the Senate in high esteem but wishes to impress on the Senate not to harbour criminal elements among its fold or condone criminality".

"The CP therefore calls on Nigerians to support the Inspector General of Police in the onerous task of policing the nation and the restoration of peace, law and order in the country".

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