👤 By Danjuma Aliyu
The Senate President has condemned the Inspector General of Police for refusing to appear at the National Assembly today.
Speaking in the upper chamber on Wednesday, Senator Saraki, said Ibrahim Idris should have come to NASS to “give a report on the incident involving a colleague and the incessant killings happening in the country.”
But, Mr Idris for the second time, refused to show up.
The former Governor of Kwara said that the Police Chief was fond of disobeying orders, citing an example of when President Muhammadu Buhari “told him to go to Benue and the man refused to go.”
Senator Saraki said: “One way, we give him another period for him to reflect the enormity of his action because whatever happens today sets a precedence for future and as such it is important that we do not allow issues like this.
“The leader of the Senate and the Chairman on Police should engage with the executive and send our position. There are powers we can exercise which are not in the interest of us making progress in this country. Since the beginning of the year, over 500 or 600 have been killed and we believe that the man in charge of enforcing this does not think he needs to sit down with Senate to engage with us when there is something wrong somewhere.
“So let us hold and give them time within a week and come back to us and I am sure that wisdom would prevail.”