The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotun Idris on Wednesday failed to appear before the Senate to explain the police manhandling of Senator Dino Melaye making it the second time he had snubbed the Senate’s invitations over Dino and other security challenges in the country.
He was, however, represented by the DIG.
Senate leader, Ahmed Lawan announced that the IGP was unavailable, stating the IGP had gone to Kaduna on an official assignment.
Chairman, Senate Committee on Police Affairs, Abu Ibrahim confirmed that a letter of invitation was extended to him when asked to explain.
Deputy Senate leader, Bala Ibn’Nallah expressed disappointment, saying he regretted the embarrassment IGP’s conduct was bringing to the Senate.
He said, “Mr. President, I’m really shocked. I lack what to say, but I wish to apologise for what happened. ”
“We need to assist my President because the way things are going, it’s quite embarrassing. Senate is aware of its powers.”
Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki urged lawmakers to exercise patience over the matter.
He tasked the Committee on Police Affairs to ensure the appearance of IGP at a later date.