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Vote of no confidence on IGP: Senate, Saraki absent in court

Vote of no confidence on IGP: Senate, Saraki absent in court

- Federal High Court Abuja has fixed a date to rule on the vote of no confidence passed on IGP Ibrahim Idris by the Nigerian Senate

- No member of the Senate was present as the court fixed September 25 to pass the ruling

The Senate has refused to send a legal representative or filed any brief in response to a suit filed by the Inspector General of the Police Ibrahim Idris to bar the Senate from taking further action after it passed a vote of no confidence on him.

IGP Idris is asking the Abuja Federal High Court to quash the May 9 resolution of the Nigerian Senate which declared him unfit to be the IG of the Nigeria Police Force.

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Following the Senate's absence in court, Justice Tsoho gave the IGP the nod to adopt his processes, after which he adjourned the case for judgment. He fixed September 25 to pass the judgement on the case.

The court said it was satisfied that counsel to the Police boss, Dr. Alex Iziyon, SAN, duly served all the relevant processes, as well as the hearing notice, on the respondents.

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Recall that previously reported that the Nigerian Senate declared the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, an enemy of democracy following his refusal to honour an invitation to appear before the upper chamber for a third time.

The lawmakers during plenary on Wednesday, May 9, said Idris is not fit to hold public office in Nigeria and abroad.

This was after the IG of Police failed to honour an invitation to appear before the Senate for the third time. The police boss who was first summoned on April 25 was invited to answer questions on the arrest of senator Dino Melaye, and killings across the country but, he sent a representative instead.

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