IG Should Stop Clutching at Straws, Says Senate

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The Senate Thursday called on the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotum Idris to stop clutching at straws over why he refused to comply with the invitation of the Senate for him to come and explain what the Police are doing on the spate of killings across the country.

In a statement by its spokesman, Sen. Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, the Senate said the crux of the matter that informed the invitation was the ceaseless spate of killings across the country and that matters concerning the arrest of Senator Dino Melaye had in fact been overtaken by events.

“We noted the response issued by one Jimoh Moshood on behalf of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris following yesterday’s resolution of the legislative chamber on the continued refusal of the IG to honour the invitation for him to come and explain what the police are doing to halt the spate of killings across the country.

“Let it be known that the IG by trying to reduce the reason for his invitation by the Senate to the arrest of Sen. Dino Melaye is simply holding on to straws. The issue of Sen. Melaye’s arrest has been overtaken by events,” said the Senate.

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