Following the refusal of the Inspector General of Police to appear before the Nigerian Senate for the third time having been invited, the Senate has declared that the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, is an ‘enemy of democracy,’ who is not fit to hold public office in Nigeria and abroad.
Announcing the senate’s decision after a closed door session , Senate President Bukola Saraki on Wednesday sdaid
“The Senate in a closed session deliberated on the non-appearance of the IGP to the senate to the plenary after a series of invitation. The Senate noted that this has been a gross disrespect to our constituted authority and to also know that his earlier refusal to appear before investigative committee was overruled by competent court of jurisdiction just in April this year.
“The Senate therefore views this persistent refusal is a great danger to our democracy and hence the Senate resolved to declare IGP as an enemy of democracy and not fit to hold any public office within and outside Nigeria. The leader of the Senate would also mandate to look into the matter for further necessary action,” Saraki said.