Senate President, Bukola Saraki asked the Chairman of Senate Committee on Police Affairs, Abu Ibrahim, to explain what happened to the invitation of IGP.
THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday said it would proceed with the verification of the voters calling for the recall of the senator representing Kogi west senatorial district, Dino Melaye, on Saturday.
In utter dismay, Na'Allah said, the Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly matters, Senator Ita Enang has told him that the IGP has travelled to Bauchi with President Buhari.
The Senate on Thursday re-summoned the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to appear before the senate plenary on Wednesday. "I am sure if he had informed the president that he needs to attend the senate summons and to attend to issues regarding the killings, I'm certain the president would have allowed him to come here", he said. "It should be live tomorrow, to discuss the issue of security in the country".
Seconding the motion, Senator Chukwuka Utazi, stated that "coercion can not work", stressing that it was not the way things should be done.
On whether he is still on handcuffs, Saraki said: "No, he is not on handcuffs".
Senator Melaye was arrested and re-arrested on Wednesday after he reportedly escaped police custody.
"On Tuesday, I, in the company of two other senators, went to see senator Melaye at the National Hospital".
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.
In an interview with newsmen, Saraki said Melaye was in a stable condition.
They also arrested two doctors at the Zanklin Hospital who had given the medical assessment of the senator's state, the report says.
The senate president, however, confirmed that Melaye hadn't eaten anything in 24 hours, as at yesterday afternoon.
According to his media aide, Gideon Ayodele, the senator feared that his life would be in danger if taken to Lokoja, amongst other alleged sinister motives of both the police and the state government there.