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Melaye: Saraki Spits Fire As IG Shuns Senate

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President of the Senate Bukola Saraki did not spare words to condemn the refusal of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to appear before the Senate on Thursday.


He said that the failure of the IG to appear has a lot to do with the sanctity of the Senate and that he would not allow anybody to rubbish the honour of the arm of the government.


The visibly angry Saraki said that he had not received a letter or phone call from the IG to state why he could not appear and that sending a Deputy Inspector General of Police to the Senate to represent him dishonoured the upper legislative chamber of this country.


In a unanimous resolution, the Senate chose May 2, which falls on next week Wednesday for Idris to appear to explain why one of the lawmakers, Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West was treated like a common criminal.


Idris, according to findings accompanied President Muhammadu Buhari to Bauchi on Thursday but directed his DIG to represent him at the Senate.


Saraki noted that with the spate of killings in some parts of the country, what is more important is how to stop it. Meanwhile, an IG of police chose to accompany the president instead of appearing before the Senate to find a solution to the insecurity.

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