Court Rejects IGP’s Motion to Stop Senate from Probing Him

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, on Wednesday, rejected a motion ex-parte the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, instituted to stop the Senate from probing corruption allegations against him.
The IGP had in the application he filed through his lawyer, Dr. Alex Izinyon (SAN), prayed the court to stop the Senate from going ahead with its plan to probe allegations that were raised against him by Senator Isah Misau who is representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District, pending the determination of a suit he earlier entered before the court.
Cited as respondents in the suit were the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, the Senate itself, Senator Misau, Senator Francis Alimikhena, Senator Binta Garba, Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi, Senator Duro Samuel, Senator Ogba Obinna, Senator Nelson Effiong and Senator Abdulaziz Nyako.
However, instead of granting the ex-parte order, in his ruling, Justice A.B Mohammed ordered ‎the IGP to go and put all the respondents on notice.
The court granted the IGP leave to furnish the relevant court processes to the reapondents via substituted means to enable them to appear before the court to show cause why the interim injunction sought by the applicant in the motion No. M/222/17, should not be granted.
The matter was subsequently adjourned till November 16.
It will be recalled that the IGP had in his suit marked CV/3/58/17, prayed the court to declare as unconstitutional, null and void, the committee that was set up by the Senate to investigate Misua’s allegation that he collects illegal fees by way of security protections given to corporate organizations, eminent citizens and oil companies, running into billions of Naira.
He equally prayed the court to restrain the Senate from investigating allegation that he had sexual relationship with female officers in the force.
Discribing the allegations as “frivolous”, the IGP, wants the court to restrain the Senate President and the entire Senate from receiving and discussing any report submitted to it by the investigative committee.
The Federal Government had through the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, docked Sentor Misau on two separate sets of charges.
One of charges marked FCT/HC/CR/345/2017, was a direct fallout of the allegations Misau who himself is a retired Deputy Superintendent of Police, raised against the IGP.
He was in the five-count charges, accused of making “injurious falsehood” against the IGP and the Nigeria Police Force.

Author: News Editor

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