THE refusal of Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to honour an invitation extended to him by the Nigerian Senate has been described as a threat to democracy.
This was the submission of the upper legislative chamber’s president, Bukola Saraki, while reacting to Mr Idris refusal to honour the second invitation after he earlier failed to appear before the Senate.
Mr Idris failed to appear before the Senate on Wednesday and again repeated what he did in his earlier summon by sending a Deputy Inspector General of Police on his behalf to brief the Senate.
His invitation to the Senate is to explain the alleged ill-treatment of Senator Dino Melaye as well as the persistent killings of Nigerians in some parts of the country.
The Chairman Senate Committee on Police Affairs Senator Abu Ibrahim informed the Senate that the Police boss is on an official assignment in Birnin Gwari Kaduna state.
The Senate has directed the Senate Leader and the Chairman of its committee on Police Affairs to liaise with the Executive over the matter and report back to the Senate.