The Senate has declared war on the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, describing him as an “enemy of democracy”.
The Lawmakers were left red-faced after the police boss failed to appear before the Senate today.
Senate President Bukola Saraki, speaking after a 50 minutes closed-door session with his colleagues, declared that Idris is not fit to hold public office.
“The Senate in a closed session deliberated on the non-appearance of the IGP to the Senate to the plenary after a series of invitation.
“The Senate noted that this has been a gross disrespect to our constituted authority and to also know that his earlier refusal to appear before an investigative committee was overruled by competent court of jurisdiction just in April this year.
“The Senate, therefore, views this persistent refusal is a great danger to our democracy and hence the Senate resolved to declare IGP as an enemy of democracy and not fit to hold any public office within and outside Nigeria.
“The leader of the Senate would also mandate to look into the matter for further necessary action.”
IGP Idris was summoned by the Senate to answer questions on the arrest of Senator Dino Melaye as well as the incessant killings in parts of the country.