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IGP displays disrespect to Senate

Nigeria’s head of the Police Force , Ibrahim Idris, on Wednesday failed to appear before the senate — the second time in one week.
The senate had summoned him over the alleged maltreatment of another Senator, Dino Melaye, representing Kogi west.
He was also summoned to brief the lawmakers on the incessant killings being recorded in various parts of the country.
Idris was supposed to appear before the lawmakers last week but he did not. He had accompanied President Muhammadu Buhari to Bauchi, sending a representative in his place.
However, the IGP did not honour the invitation, sending the Deputy Inspector General of Police (Operations), Joseph Habilla, a situation the Senators frowned at.
They instead gave Idris a Wednesday (today) ultimatum to appear before the Senate.
However, between last week and now, Idris had issued two statements saying there was nothing wrong in his sending Habilla to stand in for him.
The statements, signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, insisted that the move by Idris was an acceptable standard by the Police Act and the Constitution.
When the Senate reconvened on Wednesday (today), it was Habilla that also showed up.
The Senate was in a closed door session as at press time.

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