THE EDUCATOR - February 8

Sack IGP Ibrahim Idris now, Reps tell Buhari

* demand removal of Police PRO, Jimoh Moshood

The House of Representatives, on Wednesday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, with immediate effect.

The House at Wednesday’s plenary urged President Buhari to replace the IGP with a more professional police officer.

In the same vein, the federal lawmakers are currently considering a motion demanding the immediate removal of the Force Police Public Relations Officer, Chief Superintendent of Police, Moshood Jimoh, from his current position.

Jimoh’s offence was reported derogatory remarks against the Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State during a live television interview on Tuesday.

In the motion sponsored by Hon. Mark Gbillah which enjoyed the support of most lawmakers, the conduct of the police officer was roundly condemned.
The motion seeks to have the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, to provide an unreserved apology to the Benue state governor and also relieve the PPRO of his position.

Earlier, the Benue state Caucus of the House had addressed a press conference demanding the resignation of the PPRO over professional misconduct and partisanship.

According to the lawmakers, the statements of the Police Officer while appearing on the Channels Television Programme, Sunrise Daily, where he demanded the resignation of the Benue state governor indicates the partisanship of the Nigerian police as an agency.