The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has said he would only appear before the senate over allegations made against him by Senator Isa Misau, after discussing with his legal team.
Idris said this while speaking with State House correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday.
- Senator Misau had accused Ibrahim Idris of collecting bribe from organisations where policemen were deployed to provide security.
- He also alleged that police officers pay millions of naira to the IGP for special promotions.
- He later alleged that the IGP impregnated some policewomen and promoted them.
- The Senate committee in charge of the allegations had invited Idris but he refused to appear before it.
- The committee later threatened to arrest the IGP if he does not appear before it.
What Idris said:
He said, “These are legal issues,we are discussing with our legal team, obviously if there is need we are going to appear for the sake of having respect for the senate, I will appear before them.”
Explaining his mission to the State House, he said, “Obviously I am here as usual to discuss with the Commander-in-Chief on the security challenges we are having and how we will face these security challenges adequately.
“The security challenges are obvious. You know we are having elections in Anambra state and we are having challenges in various parts of the country especially some of these issues of kidnapping and these are things I discussed with the President and the measures taken to address it squarely.”