The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris on Thursday filed a suit before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja, seeking an order restraining the Senate and Senate President Bukola Saraki to investigate allegations against him.
- Senator Misau, a former police officer had accused the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris of corruption.
- The Senator had alleged that some top officers pay millions of Naira to get special promotions from the IGP.
- He also alleged that IGP Idris collects bribe from organisations where policemen are deployed to provide security.
- After the allegations, the Police had declared him a deserter, an allegation he later proved false, after submitting his resignation letter.
- Recently, Misau also accused Idris of impregnating Policewomen and promoting them.
- The Federal Government has however filed two separate sets of charges against the Senator for making “injurious falsehood”.
The IGP is asking the court to declare both the Senate committee, set up to probe the allegations and the conduct of the committee as unconstitutional.
He also urged the court to make an order restraining the committee from inviting him, sitting, conducting any hearing on the allegation, discussing or making any report on the investigation.
The suit read in part, “One Senator Isa Misau, a member of the 2nd respondent (Senate), while raising a matter of urgent national importance, had sometime between September and October 2017, alleged that the applicant instituted roadblocks across Nigeria with the purpose of extorting money from unsuspecting motorists.
“The said Senator, while commenting on his motion, equally alleged that the applicant collects illegal fees by way of security protection given to corporate organisations, eminent citizens and oil companies running into billions of naira.
“The said Senator equally rained a personal attack on the person of the applicant that the applicant is having unwholesome relationship with the female officers in the force.
“Without the 1st respondent (Saraki), having regard to the relevant constitutional requirements in respect of the 2nd respondent’s role in investigations of allegations, he, in reaction to these frivolous allegations, quickly constituted a committee consisting members of the 2nd Respondent to look into the matter.”