- The inspector of police, Ibrahim Idris, will be grilled by the Senate on Thursday, April 26
- The Senate resolved to summon Idris over the case involving Senator Dino Melaye and the security situation in the country
- The president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, said Idris should appear before plenary by 11am
The Senate on Wednesday, April 25, resolved to summon the inspector general of police, Ibrahim Idris to appear before it on Thursday, April 26, over Senator Dino Melaye's case and the killings by herdsmen and militias across the country.
At plenary on Wednesday, April 25, several lawmakers alleged that policemen prevented them from seeing Melaye at the National Hospital Abuja, where he is undergoing treatment over the injuries he sustained from his alleged attempt to escape on Tuesday when he was being taken to Kogi state, Punch reports.
NAIJ.com notes that Saraki said: “Just to re-emphasise the point: tomorrow morning, by 11am, Senator Abu Ibrahim (who is chairman, committee on police affairs), by the resolution on the motion, the IG should be here to address us in plenary.
“We will take the issue of Senator Dino and we will also use that opportunity to take the recent killings in the last one week, of close to a hundred in the country.
“Clerk, because of the importance of this, please inform your coverage people (Nigerian Television Authority). It should be live tomorrow, to discuss the issue of security in the country.”
Briefing the Senate about the visit to Senator Dino Melaye at the hospital, the deputy majority leader, Bala Ibn Na’Allah, said the police and the hospital had not fed Melaye since he was arrested, for fear of being implicated.
According to Na’Allah, the police and the hospital’s management asked that any volunteer could feed him, provided that such an individual was ready to taste the food before it would be given to him.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that lawmaker representing Kogi West senatorial district in the Senate, Dino Melaye, was reportedly arrested by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
Melaye whose residence was besieged on Monday, April 23, by security agents was again arrested early Tuesday, April 24, and moved to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) Headquarters, Guzape, Abuja.
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