The Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris says he accord high respect to the Senate as an institution hence there has never been a time he was invited that he refused to honour any invitation.
The IGP said the invitation of the Senate according to the letter sent to him was on Senator Dino Melaye’s case which is before a court and discussing such will amount to prejudice and contempt.
Ibrahim Idris stated this on Saturday in Kano in an interview with Solacebase, emphasizing that he has no course to refuse to answer the call of the Senate if the issue has to do with national interest and issue.
He explained that since assumption of duty in June 2016, he has appeared 10 times before the Senate on different issues of national importance, noting that he held the lawmakers in high esteem.
He noted that the senate had refused the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in-charge of operations audience to have understand reasons for his not been around when he was invited on April 26.
“The recent claim by the Senate that the reason for inviting me is to brief them on the recent killings in some part of the Country is an afterthought which can be seen from the headings of their invitation letters”,
Speaking on the spate of killings in the country,Ibrahim Idris told Solacebase that new area commands have been created in some volatile environments with the deployment of additional Policemen to Zamfara,Birnin Gwari in Kaduna, Benue and Taraba state.
“Also the mop up exercise of prohibited arms and weapons across the country has led to the recovery of over 5000 prohibited arms from wrong hands , noting that it is a continues operation as those in possession of such arms will be prosecuted after the expiration of the window created for voluntary submission of illegal weapons, “said the IGP.