Raymond Ozoji, Awka
Anambra State Commissioner of Police Garba Baba Umar has said that the Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris cannot appear before the Nigerian senate on account of Senator Dino Melaye’s fallout with the police.
Umar who reacted to the invitation by the national assembly ordering the IGP to present himself before the senate, told journalists in Awka at the weekend that the police boss could not respond to the call because the matter was already in court.
He also stated that even the lawyers were aware that the senate does not have the powers to summon him due to the fact that the case was still subjudice.
The police commissioner however pointed out that the IGP was not the only person in charge of security in the country and that he had appeared before the senate when he was summoned on the issue of Senator Dino Melaye, stressing that it would amount to flouting court order for the police Inspector-General to appear before the senate.
He said the police force would continue to support the IGP especially as he maintained that the police helmsman had used the meagre resources within his disposal to pilot the affairs of the Nigeria police force with commendable results.
It would be recalled also that the Anambra state police command had carried out a peaceful protest against what it saw as unlawful invitation of the IGP by the senate on account of senator Dino Milaye’s ordeal.