The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has failed to honour an invitation to appear before the Senate for the third time now.
This would be the third week Mr Idris has ignored the Senate.
The IG was expected to answer questions on the arrest of a lawmaker, Dino Melaye, and killings across the country during Senate seating today.
Recall that The police boss was first summoned on April 25 but he did not appear before the Senate.
The chairman of senate committee on police affairs, Abu Ibrahim, informed the lawmakers that the IGP had accompanied President Muhammadu Buhari to Bauchi on the day he was expected but that he sent the deputy Inspector-General of Operation to represent him. The Senate re-summoned Mr Idris after it refused engage the DIG operation.
The chairman of senate committee on police affairs, Abu Ibrahim last week said that he had not been able to get to Mr Idris for sometime now.
He said he later discovered that the police chief chose to travelled to Kaduna instead of honouring the Senate’s invitation.
The Senate President, Bukola Saraki had to convince the lawmakers to issue the third summon.
Police IG was asked to attend the senate plenary today, May 9.
But at the appointed time for the IGP to be ushered in to the senate chamber, the lawmakers realised Mr Idris did not honour their invitation.
The Senate President, Mr Saraki announced his absence after some minutes of wait to allow him into the chamber.
“I have just been informed that the IG or any member of his team are not here,” he said.
The lawmakers are currently deliberating on next line of action.