Nigerian Senate Declares Police Boss, Ibrahim Idris, Unfit To Hold Public Office

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President Buhari departs for a 4 day Medical Trip to UK on 8th May 2018
President Buhari departs for a 4 day Medical Trip to UK on 8th May 2018 | State House Photo
 The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, plenary passed a vote of no confidence on Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector-General of Police.

The senators say he is unfit to hold public office.

The senators also noted that the IG’s refusal to appear before them, after several invitations makes him a persistent threat and enemy of the nation’s democracy.

Senate President Bukola Saraki described the IG as a persistent threat and enemy of democracy.

”During the executive session, the Senate deliberated on the non appearance of the IGP to the Senate in plenary after series of invitations.

”Senate noted that this is a great disrespect to the institution and to a constitution authority. Additionally, the Senate noted that the refusal of the IGP to appear before an investigative committee as also ruled by a court of competent jurisdiction is a great danger to our democracy.

”Therefore the Senate resolves to declare the IGP as an enemy of democracy and not fit to hold any public office within and outside Nigeria. The leadership of the Senate was also mandated to look into the matter for further necessary action,” Saraki said on the floor of the Senate.

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