Senate Summoned IGP Over ‘Purported Maltreatment’ Of Dino And Not Killings – Police
The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has said contrary to reports, the intention of the Senate for inviting the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, was to brief them on the purported maltreatment of Senator Dino Melaye, and not on killings in part of the country.
In a series of tweets shared on social media, the police maintained that the invitation of the IGP to brief the Chamber on insecurity is an afterthought which can be seen from the headings of their invitation letters.
The police said the release of a ‘list of killings in Nigeria in 2018’ by the Office of the Senate President was shocking and capable of worsening the security situation in the country.
“It is mischievous and heinous to play politics with people’s lives; even if it is a soul,” they tweeted.
The Senate’s action to cover the appearance of the IGP on national television is against national Security, unconventional and it negates global security practice, the tweet read further.
There is nowhere in the world where security matters are discussed on national television, even the Senate deliberation and decision on the appearance of the IGP were done in close session, it said.
The NPF reiterated that it holds the Senate in high esteem and regards, but will not be cowed from ensuring the supremacy of the laws of the land.
The Force will also continue to resist any intimidation from any quarter either constituent or otherwise which run contrary to the provisions of the Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended and other extant laws, it added.