On Thursday, October 12, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Ibrahim Idris, filed a suit before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Abuja.
He was seeking an order restraining the Senate and Senate President Bukola Saraki from going ahead with their plan to investigate allegations of malpractices against him. The IG had denied the allegations against him, most of which were brought up by the lawmaker, representing Bauchi Central senatorial district, Isah Misau. Misau said the IG collected about N10bn monthly from some firms and highly-placed Nigerians for giving them security cover. Meanwhile the force headquarters had accused Misau of leaving the force with forged retirement papers.
Misau who was a former police officer before being elected to the Senate, accused IGP Idris of granting fraudulent promotions to undeserving police operatives. According to Punch, he also argued that the level of corruption being perpetrated by Idris was so alarming and capable of undermining the anti-corruption stance of President Muhammadu Buhari.
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