I Cannot Be Intimidated - Police IG Replies Senate
The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has replied the Senate resolution on his non-appearance before the upper chamber, saying he owes them no apologies, and will not be intimidated.
The IG said that a senior police officer of the rank of Deputy Inspector-General or an Assistant Inspector-General could act on his behalf, so he did not necessarily have to be there.
He made his stand known in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja through the force spokesman, Jimoh Moshood.
This comes after the senate declared the Inspector General an 'enemy of democracy'.
The Police described the Senate's resolution against Idris as a deliberate blackmail and witch-hunting with mischievous motives to hand-twist the IGP to pervert the end of justice, in connection with the offenses of criminal conspiracy and unlawful possession of prohibited firearms for which Senator Dino Melaye was allegedly indicted by two principal suspects, Kabiru Seidu aka Osama and Nuhu Salisu aka Small.
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The statement made it clear that Senator Dino Melaye was certified fit to stand trial by doctors at the National Hospital, before he was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Courts in Wuse, Abuja and Lokoja.
The spokes person also said that the Force will not be intimidated to abdicate from its constitutional responsibilities.