Senate threatens to issue arrest warrant on IGP Idris

The Senate has threatened to issue arrest warrant against the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, for failing to appear before its ad-hoc committee investigating allegations of abuse of office against him.

The Chairman of the ad-hoc committee, Sen. Francis Alimikhena, issued the threat when the IGP failed to appear before the committee on Wednesday.

Alimikhena said rather than honour the invitation, his lawyer, Alex Iziyon, wrote to the committee informing it that the matter was already in court.

But, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki says he must appear before the committee on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has indicated his willingness to appear before the Senate.

He disclosed this to state house correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House on Friday.

The Police boss said he might appear before the Senate ad-hoc committee probing corruption allegations against him.

Senator Isah Misau had accused the IGP of corruption and abuse of office.

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