The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has moved against the Nigerian Police Force by shunning the invitation of the police Special Investigating Panel over allegations of budget padding.
It will be recalled that the panel had in a letter to Dogara requested him and others mentioned in the petition filed by former House Appropriation Chairman, Abdulmumin Jibrin, to appear before it last Friday.
While Jibrin appeared before the panel last week Friday and on Tuesday, Dogara and other principal officers shunned it.
According to The PUNCH, a committee chairman close to Dogara said the Speaker shunned the invitation because it was regarded as an “informal invitation.”
He said, “The Speaker is the number four citizen of this country.
“If you are sending a letter to him, there should be a signature of the Inspector-General of Police on it.”
But a source close to the public panel stated that Dogara’s reason was invalid as any member of the panel could sign the invitation.