Lawmakers call for IGP resignation over Benue incidents

The House of Representative has called on the President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Inspector General of Police, Idris Ibrahim over his inability to carry out his responsibilities.

Lawmakers call for IGP resignation over Benue incidents

The House of Representative has called on the President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Inspector General of Police, Idris Ibrahim over his inability to carry out his responsibilities.

The lawmakers believe that IGP is not professional, therefore calling for a more professional officer to replace him.

The call was made on Wednesday during the plenary on the floor of the house.

The disappointed lawmaker had earlier called for the sacking of the Police Public Relations Office (PPRO), Jimoh Moshood over his derogatory remark on the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom.

Moshood has called the governor “a drowning man” while responding to questions on Channels TV.

The motion which enjoyed the support of many lawmakers was sponsored by Rep. Mark Gbillah questioned the conduct of the PPRO.

The lawmakers demanded an unreserved apology from the Inspector General of Police over Moshood’s utterance.

Earlier, the Benue state Caucus of the House had addressed a press conference demanding the resignation of the PPRO over professional misconduct and partisanship.

According to the lawmakers, the statements of the Police Officer while appearing on the Channels Television Programme, Sunrise Daily, where he demanded the resignation of the Benue state governor indicates the partisanship of the Nigerian police as an agency.

 

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