The Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris has said that the reason he did not honour a recent summon by the senate was because the subject of his invitation is already before a court.
In a local radio interview in Kano on Saturday, Idris said that the senate invited him to discuss the issues surrounding the arrest of Sen. Dino Melaye, but doing so will amount to contempt as it is sub judice.
The IGP said:
- He holds the senate in high esteem and has no cause to refuse their summon.
- Since assumption of office in June 2016, he has appeared 10 times before the Senate on different issues of national importance.
- “The recent claim by the Senate that the reason for inviting me is to brief them on the recent killings in some part of the country could be an afterthought which can be seen from the headings of their invitation letters,” the IGP said.
The senate at plenary recently declared the IGP an enemy of democracy and unfit to hold any public office within and outside the country for failing to honour its invitation thrice.