The Nigerian Senate is now locked in a closed-door meeting over the refusal of the inspector-general of police, Idris Kptum Ibrahim to appear for the third time before the upper legislative chamber.
"The Senate views this persistent refusal as a great danger to our democracy and hence the Senate resolved to declare IGP as an enemy of democracy and not fit to hold any public office within and outside Nigeria".
The IGP again on May 2, failed to appear before the Senate.
Clarifying that section which revealed limits of the senate in inviting individuals, Falana said that even President Muhammadu Buhari and governors can not be summoned by the senate.
"What the IGP is doing is not against the Senate but against the presidency that appointed him into office, it's unfortunate.The IG is not competent to be in the office" - Senator Isah Misau.
The police spokesman asked the public to disregard the resolution of the Senate on Idris which he said was "mischievously aimed at casting aspersions on the hard-earned integrity of the IG and the Nigeria Police Force".
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The Senate re-summoned Idris after it refused to allow the deputy Inspector-General of Operations to represent him.
But in a swift reaction, police Spokesperson, Moshood Jimoh, argued that the attack on his person by the senators was "deliberate blackmail, witch-hunting with mischievous motives to hand-twist" his boss.
While stressing that the disrespectful tendencies of the IGP constitutes a grave threat to national security, the rights group alleged that Idris has constituted himself into an autonomous government of itself and the President seems to be using him or keeping him for some game plan. The resolution of the Senate leading to his invitation is clear and we invite our people to check. The Nigeria Police Force is the first defender of Democracy and all democratic institutions in Nigeria and will continue to do so. Dino Melaye is simply holding on to straw.
The nation's highest lawmaking body had on Wednesday declared the Inspector General of Police persona non grata for failing to honour its three summonses.
"The Nigeria Police Force, therefore, owes no apology to any individual or groups in its effort to ensure preservation of law and order, supremacy of the law of the land, and make sure that all Nigerians are subject to the same law, no matter what their position is in the society".
"Official functions of the IGP can be performed by the DIG or the Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs). The primary responsibility of the Police is maintenance of law and order as well as protection of lives and property", it said.