IGP, Idris, Senate Committee In Verbal War
It was a verbal war between the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and members of the Senate Adhoc Committee investigating the alleged corrupt charges against him when he finally appeared before them on Wednesday.
Chairman of Senate Committee on Navy, Senator Isah Hamman Misau had alleged Idris of nepotism, corruption, misappropriation of funds and illegal postings of officers before the Senate.
Idris had earlier approached a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory to stop the Senate from probing him but his plea failed as the court rejected the motion ex-parte.
However, Idris appeared before the panel but refused to answer any question.
The IGP who came with his lawyer, Alex Iziyon (SAN), said he had only appeared before the committee to honour the invitation by the Senate as expected by the constitution but not to answer any question about allegation levelled against him.
He said that he had nothing to hide but that it would amount to subjudice for him to respond to questions since the case for which he was invited is still in court.
At this point, the committee ruled him out of order, saying the judiciary lacked the power to stop the Senate from performing its constitutional duties.