- says he’s a threat to democracy
By Ehi Ekhator
The Nigerian Senate has declared the Nigerian Inspector General of Police (IG) Ibrahim Idris unfit to hold public public office.
This decision was reached on Wednesday because the IG refused to appear before it
Idris had been invited severally but intentionally ignored the invitation and a decision by a court of competent jurisdiction, makes him a persistent threat and enemy of the nation’s democracy, the senate declared.
Speaking at the executive section, the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki said the house described the IGP’s refusal as a great disregard for the institution and the rule of law.
Saraki said “During the executive session, the Senate deliberated on the non-appearance of the IGP to the Senate in plenary after a series of invitations.
“Senate noted that this is a great disrespect to the institution and to a constitutional authority, Additionally, the Senate noted that the refusal of the IG to appear before an investigative committee as also ruled by a court of competent jurisdiction is a great danger to our democracy.
“Therefore, the Senate resolves to declare the IGP as an enemy of democracy and not fit to hold any public office within and outside Nigeria. The Leadership of the Senate was also mandated to look into the matter for further necessary action”