Police IG snubs Senate; summoned again over Melaye

Police IG snubs Senate; summoned again over Melaye

Police IG snubs Senate; summoned again over Melaye

Thereafter, the senate resolved to again summon the IGP to "unfailingly" appear before it on Wednesday next week.

The adjournment followed the adoption of a motion moved by Senator Mao Ohuabunwa. Sam Anyanwu seeking explanations into what the lawmakers now deem a life-threatening situation which their colleague has been subjected to.

Embattled Kogi lawmaker, Senator Dino Melaye, has been lambasted by Nigerians on social media, for still having access to his mobile phone and internet while allegedly under police watch at the hospital where he is now admitted.

After criminal suspects Kabiru Saidu, a.k.a Osama, and Nuhu Salisu, a.k.a Small, were arrested at Ogojueje in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State on January 19, 2018, they confessed to the police that Melaye hired them to cause unrest in the state ahead of the 2019 general elections.

The Police boss however made a decision to accompanied President Muhammadu Buhari on a state visit to Bauchi State.

Saraki thanked the management and staff of the hospital "for what they have done so far".

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He said the decision of the Police Chief to send an AIG to represent him is insulting to the Red Chamber.

The lawmakers faulted the IGP for not officially communicating to them on his non-appearance and fixed next Wednesday for him to reappear, Punch reports.

Contributing to the debate, Shehu Sani (APC-Kaduna), said: "It is a systematic pattern of violating fundamental human rights in the country".

However, only Saraki and eight other senators were allowed to see Melaye on his sick bed at the Trauma Centre of the National Hospital while the rest waited outside for want of space. Akume, and as you have all rightly observed, then we were talking about herdsmen and farmers. We are not talking about the merit of what he did and what he did not do.

"We all know that the dimension it is taking can lead to a serious crisis in this country". These daily killings, have to stop.

"We must all condemn this action, we should not be spending our energy on things like this", he said.

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