Alex Enumah in Abuja
The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has approached the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court for an order restraining the Senate Committee from investigating him over allegations of corruption and bribery levelled against him by a senator.
Idris, in a fundamental rights enforcement suit filed before the court is also seeking a restraining order against 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.
Others joined in the suit filed on his behalf yesterday by his lawyers Charles Ogoli, Emmanuel Anene and Solomon Ayangkong Ikongshul, include Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
According to the Police boss, a serving 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 added that Misau in the motion, also accused him of collecting illegal fees by way of security protections given to corporate organisations, eminent citizens and oil companies running into billions of naira.
Idris also stated that Misau accused him of having â€œunwholesome relationship with female officers in the force.â€
â€œWithout the 1st Respondent having regard to the relevant constitutional requirements in respect of the 2nd Respondentâ€™s role in investigations of allegations, he in reaction to these frivoluous allegations quickly constituted a committee consisting members of the 2nd Respondent to look into the matterâ€, the IGP said.
No date has been fixed for the hearing of the suit.