IGP Fails in Bid to Stop Senate Invitation

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Tuesday, struck out a suit by the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, seeking to stop the Senate from inviting him for a legislative hearing.

In a judgement Tuesday, Justice John Tsoho ruled that the IG’s excuse for not honouring the Senate’s invitation was not tenable, Punch writes.

He pointed out that the suit amounted to an abuse of court process aimed at preventing the Senate from carrying out its legitimate and constitutional responsibility.

Meanwhile, the judge also withdrew from the IG’s second suit in which he sought an order quashing the May 9, 2018 resolution of the Senate declaring him “an enemy of democracy and unfit to hold any public office within and outside Nigeria”.

The judge sent the case file back to the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Adamu Abdu-Kafarati, re-assignment to another judge.



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