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Court Dismisses IGP’s Suit Against Senate



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Justice Abba-Bello Muhammad of the FCT High Court, Abuja yesterday dismissed a suit filed against the Senate by the inspector General of Police,Ibrahim Idris, for allegedly violating his rights.

The Judge noted that Nigeria’s constitution, section 88 and 89 allows the Senate to probe matters of public interest.

The suit was filed against the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, the senator representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District, Isah Misau and members of the ad-hoc committee that heard complaints of financial misappropriation leveled against the Police.

The judge stated that the IGP had not stated anything that constituted infringement on his fundamental rights.

“His right has not been infringed to require the court’s intervention, inviting the applicant is a mere invitation to shed more light on the allegations leveled against him.

“More so, the Police Act also empowers the Police to carry out investigation about itself which the Police was already doing as at the time the allegations were raised,” the judge said.

Idris complained to the court that the investigations being carried out is a breach of his rights as the Head of the Police Force.

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