Corruption Allegation: Police IG Approaches Court To Stop Senate Probe
The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris has approached a High Court at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja to stop the Senate from investigating various corruption allegations against him.
In his fundamental rights enforcement suit marked FCT/HC/CV/3158/17, the IG wants the court to restrain the Senate and the Senate President Bukola Saraki from investigating him.
Recalled that a lawmaker, representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District, Isah Misau, had alleged that the IG usually collect about N10 billion annually from some firms he provided security for.
The police IG was also accused of dating young police officers, adding that Idris once impregnated a female police officer.
At the plenary on Thursday, the Senate President, Saraki set up a panel to be chaired by the Deputy Chief Whip, Senator Francis Alimikhena to investigate the police boss, Ibrahim Idris.
Other members of the panel include Senators Joshua Lidani, Nelson Effiong Binta Masi Garba, Duro Faseyi, Abdul-Azeez, Obinna Ogba, Murtala-Nyako and Suleiman Hunkuyi as members.
In a quick move, Idris through his team of lawyers, led by Charles Ogolu, approached the High Court in Abuja to contend the setting of the Senate panel to investigate him.