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Police IG Idris runs to the courts to prevent Senate’s investigation

Following plans by the Senate to investigate allegations of corruption, extortion and unethical conduct against him, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has sought the protection of the courts.

Idris, on Thursday, filed a fundamental rights enforcement suit before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, listing the Senate and the Senate President, Bukola Saraki as respondents.

In his supporting affidavit, the police chief highlighted the allegations made against him by Senator Isah Misau and the constitution of a committee by the Bukola Saraki-led Senate to investigate the allegations without “having regard to the relevant constitutional requirements.”

Idris seeks an order of court:

  • Restraining the committee set up by the Senate for the investigation of the allegations against him from hearing or taking a decision.
  • Restraining the Senate President and the entire Senate from receiving and discussing any report submitted to it by the committee set up to investigate the allegations against him.

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