Mr Olu Onemola, Special Assistant to Saraki on New Media who shared pictures of the President of the Senate in a handshake with the IGP, described the reports as malicious and unprofessional.
He wrote: “There is a story going around on several online platforms that the Senate President refused to shake the hand of the former IGP. Please note that the story is false. This picture was taken today”.
Saraki and the IGP have not been so much in good terms as the number three citizens had on many occasions called for the sack of Idris, stressing that he was a threat to democracy and not fit to hold public office.
Saraki had also accused the IGP of trying to implicate him in the Offa Robbery Saga and had met with president Muhammadu Buhari over the matter – A case which is still lingering.
On Several occassions, the IGP shuns the invitation of the Senate to give esplanations on the security situations in the country, an action which angered the upper legislative body and leading to a no convidence vote of the IGP.
Meanwhile, the Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration may be the last official function of the IGP, Ibrahim Idris, as President Muhammadu Buhari has named and decorated a new IGP, Abubakar Adamu.
AIG Abubakar Adamu hails from Lafia, Nasarawa State and holds a BSc in Geography.
He enlisted into the Force on 1 February, 1986 as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police
Before his appointment as the Acting Inspector General of Police, he was a Directing Staff at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos, Plateau State.