Nigerian Senate Declares IG of Police as ‘Enemy of Democracy’

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The Nigerian Senate Wednesday passed a resolution declaring the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris as ‘enemy of democracy’ and unfit to hold public office in Nigeria and abroad.

The resolution was passed after a 50-minute closed session on the refusal of the police chief to appear before the Senate over the arrest of Senator Dino Melaye and killings in some parts of the country.

The Senate had summoned the Inspector General on three occasions, but he snubbed the lawmakers. Wednesday was the third time fixed for the IG’s appearance but he stayed away and unlike the two previous occasions, the IG did not send a representative.

Senate President Bukola Saraki who read the resolutions taken at the closed door session, said the IGP’s conduct was a gross disrespect to constituted authority.

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