The FCT High Court in Jabi, AbujaÂ has dealt a big blow to the suit filed by the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, alleging violation of his fundamental human rights by the Senate.
The court presided over by Justice Abba-Bello Muhammad, yesterday dismissed theÂ suit for lack of merit as Section 88 and 89 of the Nigeriaâ€™s Constitution empowers the lawmakers to carry out investigations on issues of public interest.
Joined in the suit are the Senate President, Senator Isah Misau and members of the ad-hoc committee that heard complaints of financial misappropriation levelled against the police.
The judge, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Â said that the IG failed to establish the element that constituted infringement on his fundamental human rights as he alleged against the Senate.
â€œHis right has not been infringed to require Â the courtâ€™s intervention, inviting the applicant is a mere invitation to shed more light on the allegations leveled against him.
â€œMore so, the Police Act also empowers the police to carry out investigation about itself which the police was already doing as at the time the allegations were raised,â€ the judge said.
The IG had approached the court seeking a declaration that the investigative activities of the Senate Ad-Hoc Committee breached his rights as the Head of the Police Force.
He also sought for a declaration that his invitation to appear before the ad-hoc committee based on Misauâ€™s petition was also a violation of his rights.