THE Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has again, for the third time, refused to honour an invitation extended to him by the Nigerian Senate.
Mr Idris was summoned by the Senate to answer questions on the arrest of a lawmaker, Dino Melaye, and killings across the country.
His first invitation was issued on April 25, however, he failed to appear stating that his reason is because he accompanied President Muhammadu Buhari to Bauchi.
Mr Idris sent a deputy Inspector-General of Operations to represent him but the lawmakers rejected his representation and re-summoned Mr Idris to appear before the chamber on May 2. Again, he did not show up.
The chairman, senate committee on police affairs, Abu Ibrahim said last week he had not been able to reach Mr Idris for a while.
He said he later found out the police chief had travelled to Kaduna instead of honouring the Senate’s invitation.
The Senate issued a third summons following a suggestion by the senate president, Bukola Saraki.
Mr Idris was asked to attend the senate plenary today, May 9.
But when it was time for the IGP to be ushered in to the senate chamber, the lawmakers realised Mr Idris was not available.
Mr Saraki announced his non-appearance after some minutes of wait to allow him into the chamber.
“I’ve just been informed that the IG or any member of his team are not here,” he said.
The lawmakers are currently deliberating on next line of action.