IGP asks court to stop Senate’s probe
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.