Ibrahim Idris

Corruption allegations: IG urges court to stop Senate probe

The Inspector General of Police (IG) Ibrahim Idris has initiated a move to block his planned probe by the Senate over allegations of corruption and unethical conduct levelled against him by Senator Isa Misau.

He has filed a suit before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to that effect.

He listed the Senate and its president, Bukola Saraki, as respondents in the suit.

The IG in the fundamental rights enforcement suit seeks, among others, an order restraining the committee set up by the Senate for the investigation of allegations against him, from hearing or taking a decision.

Idris also wants the court to restrain the Senate President and the Senate from receiving and discussing any report submitted to it by the committee set up to probe the allegations.

The IG, in a supporting affidavit, stated that one Senator Isa Misau, while raising a matter of urgent national importance between September and October 2017, accused him of mounting roadblocks across Nigeria with the purpose of extorting money from unsuspecting motorists.

He added that the said senator, in the motion, also accused him of collecting illegal fees by way of security protections given to corporate organisations, eminent citizens and oil companies running into billions of naira.

Idris claimed that among others that Misau accused him of having “unwholesome relationship with female officers in the force”.

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