- A senator has alleged that he was abandoned by his security details after he criticised the police IG
- The senator alleged that police officers abandoned him on a trip despite having duly requested their company
- He said he had to guard and drive himself back to Abuja
Senator Emmanuel Bwacha has alleged that his security details was withdrawn after he criticised Ibrahim Idris, Nigeria's inspector general of police.
He disclosed this during his contribution to the allegation raised by Senate President Bukola Saraki, that Idris was plotting to frame him.
Premium Times quoted him to have claimed that the police officers abandoned him on a trip despite having duly requested their company.
“I came into this chamber this morning to raise a different matter. When I heard from the president of the senate of this dangerous plot, I was humbled. Virtually every one of us stands the danger of this sort. What we should do is to also behave as if we are in the understanding that the president doesn’t know. Let us also go to him that our democracy is collapsing under your watch.”
“On Thursday, I was travelling from Abuja to Jos with policemen; I requested legitimately through a route that is notorious for kidnapping and killings. While getting to Jos, the commander of the mobile called them and said, withdraw from him and go to the nearest police station. Leave him alone. I stopped and asked, ‘what is the matter’? My simple crime is that I told the media that it is wrong for the IG not to appear before us.”
Going further, he narrated how he managed to guard himself and drove back to Abuja.
“They told me that they needed to withdraw, that they had the instruction to leave me alone. I stopped there because I was afraid, I decided that let them leave so that they won’t know where I would lodge. So, I left them. They went to the nearest police station, abandoned me there. The next day, I managed to drive back to Abuja in fear.”
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, had alleged that there is an ongoing plot by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, to implicate him in a crime.
Saraki, who made the allegation on Wednesday, May 16, during plenary, claimed that the IGP had ordered that some suspected cultists arrested in Kwara state be transferred to Abuja, where they are expected to make statements that will implicate him.
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