Misau: Saraki chides Police IG Idris over failure to appear before committee

Bukola Saraki
Senate President, Bukola Saraki

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Thursday urged the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to appear before an ad-hoc committee of the Senate set up to investigate various allegations of official impropriety and corruption leveled against the police boss by a lawmaker.

The committee had invited Mr. Idris to answer questions on allegations of fund diversion, official impropriety and other corrupt practices leveled against him by Isa Misau, Bauch-APC as well as issues of virement in 2016 and 2017 appropriation act among others.

The cop failed to show up on Wednesday as he informed the committee in a letter by his lawyer, Alex Iziyon, that it would be subjudice to speak on the matter as there were pending cases before the court.

Reacting to this however, the senate president urged Mr. Idris to appear before the committee in line with the provisions of the law.

“As the chief law enforcing officer, we will expect that he should know what the law is and he should know that there has been many judgements on this. It is clearly stated that he cannot stop the Senate from appearing and doing its job.

“He’s best advised to follow the law and ensure that he has nothing to hide and appear like anyone else before the committee.”

Earlier, the Chairman of the committee Francis Alimikhena, Edo-APC, had informed the house that the IGP has been re-invited to appear before the committee on Tuesday.

The committee had threatened to ‘compel’ the IGP to appear before it when he failed to show up after a letter was sent to him on October 16 summoning him to appear Wednesday, November 1.


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    The present Buhari led klepto-tyranny is so lawless that the ones who are suppossed to enforce the law are the main ones who flout it with impunity . There is absolutely no repect for the rule of law or democratic due process .

    The Police IG is not immune to the summons of the highest legislative house of the land. The situation here is that the IG views the Nigerian masses as irrelevant and would show disdain to their representatives without qualms. The IG would race to the cabal had a phone call been made asking his presence , this goes a long way to show the degree of phoney democracy practised in Nigeria . The tribalised security apparatus leadéship owes loyalty to the Aso-rock cabal and would not mind to treat the masses who pay their salaries with contempt at any opportunity


    The so-called law enforcement officials who are themselves a problem and an impediment to the rule of law in Nigeria. Hope the president isn’t sleeping

    • MilitaryPolice01 [Joint Chief]

      Whether he is asleep or awake, it makes no difference, to these hedgehogs impunity is a sign of strength

  • chinedu

    When will the average Nigerian big man or security officer take a little pill of humility? We have this mentality that once you are a so called big man or security officer,impunity is justified. I advice people to always demonstrate humility as it is actually the hallmark of strength and not weakness. Let us learn from the wise saying that people stoop to conquer.

  • Isyaku Muhammad

    Sen Misau, we didn’t send you to Senate to quarrel or raising mischievous and false allegations, we send you to represent Bauchi Central.
    Failure to comprehend your duty may lead your downfall from the Senate.