IGP asks court to stop Se­nate’s probe

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By John Chuks Azu

The In­spec­tor Gen­eral of Po­lice (IGP), Ibrahim Idris has asked an FCT High Court to re­strain a Se­nate com­mit­tee in­ves­ti­gat­ing al­le­ga­tions against him from hear­ing or tak­ing a de­ci­sion on the mat­ter.

IGP Idris also wants the court to re­strain the Se­nate Pres­i­dent and the en­tire Se­nate from re­ceiv­ing and dis­cussing any re­port sub­mit­ted to it by the com­mit­tee set up to in­ves­ti­gate the al­le­ga­tions against him.

The fun­da­men­tal rights en­force­ment suit, filed yes­ter­day by his lawyers, Charles Ogoli, Em­manuel Anene and Solomon Ayangkong Ikong­shul; joined Se­nate Pres­i­dent Bukola Saraki and the Se­nate of the Fed­eral Repub­lic of Nige­ria as re­spon­dents.

The IGP stated that Se­na­tor Isa Misau, while rais­ing mat­ter of ur­gent na­tional im­por­tance be­tween Septem­ber and Oc­to­ber, 2017 ac­cused him of mount­ing road blocks across Nige­ria with the pur­pose of ex­tort­ing money from un­sus­pect­ing mo­torists.

He also stated that the said se­na­tor in the mo­tion also ac­cused him of col­lect­ing il­le­gal fees by way of se­cu­rity pro­tec­tions given to cor­po­rate or­gan­i­sa­tion, emi­nent cit­i­zens and oil com­pa­nies run­ning into bil­lions of naira.

Idris also stated that Misau ac­cused him of hav­ing “un­whole­some re­la­tion­ship with fe­male of­fi­cers in the force.” There is no date for hear­ing.

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