Lawyer drags Saraki, Ekweremadu to court for declaring IGP Idris enemy of democracy
– A Lagos based legal practitioner files action to fault comment by Senate that IGP Ibrahim Idris is unfit to hold public office
– In the suit filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja, the Senate arm of the National Assembly is joined as co-respondent
A Lagos based legal practitioner has filed a court action against the Senate president, Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekeremadu, for declaring the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, unfit to hold public office in and outside Nigeria and an enemy of democracy.
In the suit filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja, the Senate arm of the National Assembly was joined as co-respondent.
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Daily Trust reports that the suit is seeking among others, an order declaring that the National Assembly, Saraki and Ekweremadu, lack jurisdiction to declare IGP unfit to hold public office within and outside Nigeria and an enemy of democracy.
The lawyer also wants the court to rule that the invitation of the IGP over the arrest and arraignment of Senator Dino Melaye was an undue interference with police constitutional power of investigation, arrest, and arraignment of suspects.