The Inspector General of Police (IG), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, has shunned the summons by the Senate for the second time in one week.
He was expected to appear at plenary Wednesday morning, but sent the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Mr. Habila Josack, instead.
The senators however declined to admit Josack to represent the IG,Thisday reports.
The upper legislative chamber had summoned Idris to appear over the maltreatment of Senator Dino Melaye (Kogi APC), who was arrested by police last week, and to also brief it over the renewed killings in Benue, Taraba and other parts of the country.
Idris did not appear before the senators last Wednesday as he had accompanied President Muhammadu Buhari to Bauchi on a state visit.