Anambra Youths Protest Senate Treatment To IGP


Amawbia, the headquarters of Anambra police command was yesterday swarmed by hundreds of protesters who identified themselves as Anambra youths.

Their spokespersons, who addressed the press in front of the gate of police headquarters said they were protesting against the treatment being metted out to the Inspector-General of Police Mr. Ibrahim Idris by the Senate.

Their leader Anthony Ogbu who said he is Vice President of Anambra youths said the protesters had come to protest “the persecution of Inspector-General Idris by the Senate.”

He said Mr. Idris has done well since he assumed office and so they don’t know why the Senate should be against him.

Ogbu said there are bodies that should discipline the IG if he commits any offence and not the Senate. Besides, he said, nobody can discipline the IG without the agreement of the Presidency.

He insisted that the IG must continue in office. They added: “We ask the IG to continue;”Anybody who is against him is on his own.”

The second speaker, Comrade Amike Samuel who described himself as a social commentator said the group has “watched with amusement the drama that has been playing out and wonder what members of the Senate are supposed to be doing.

“As lawmakers they are not supposed to be dabbling into areas that are outside their duties.

“The IG Idris has done well; and is it a crime?

“They should face legislative duties and rebuild the country,” Amike said.


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