No Law Stops Me From Marrying A Female Police Officer – IG
Mr Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector-General of Police, has told the Senate that there is no law that prevents him from marrying a serving female police officer.
He said this when he appeared before the Senate ad-hoc committee investigating the allegations of unethical behaviour, illegal posting of police officers and frauds levelled against him.
Senator Isa Misau representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District had accused the Inspector General of Police of having romantic affairs with two junior police officers and had eventually impregnated one of them.
In a written defence the IGP presented through his lawyer, Dr Alex Iziyon (SAN), to the Senate committee, Mr Idris challenged Misau to cite a section of the law that prevents him from having a romantic relationship with a policewoman.
Idris said that Misau of all senators lacked the moral obligation to challenge his personal life as a Muslim who has the right to marry more than one wife.
He said that Misau’s father who retired as Assistant Inspector General of Police equally married his mother who retired as Inspector of police.
“Bringing my marital life before the Senate could only amount to investigating my private life,” Idris stated.