IGP Adamu Refuses To Hand Over Days After Statutory Retirement Date, Dons Uniform To Office Wednesday


Inspector-Normal of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, on Wednesday once more confirmed up on the Pressure Headquarters in Abuja sporting his uniform regardless of attaining the statutory age of retirement, SaharaReporters has gathered

Adamu, who was formally due for retirement on Monday, has not handed over the reins of management to essentially the most senior officer as anticipated as President Muhammadu Buhari has continued to delay the appointment of a brand new IGP.



The IGP, who joined the service on February 1, 1986, has attained the obligatory 35 years in service.

Apart from Adamu, three Deputy Inspector-Generals of Police and 10 Assistant Inspector-Generals of Police have additionally attained the utmost years of service.

Whereas the opposite high cops have all proceeded on retirement, sources on the Louis Edet Home on Wednesday informed SaharaReporters that the IGP continues to be performing his official duties as he has refused handy over.

The police boss was on the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport on Tuesday to obtain President Muhammadu Buhari who returned to Abuja after a four-day journey to his hometown Daura.

Though there have been speculations over who will substitute Adamu, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, insisted that the selection of a brand new IGP wouldn’t be based mostly on ethnicity.

“If you’re going to appoint the service chiefs from each ethnic group on this nation, you’re going to have greater than 250 inspector-generals of police, 250 chiefs of military employees, 250 chiefs of naval employees. It’s not going to work like that. They usually have their very own programs of manufacturing management,” Shehu stated in an interview on Channels Tv on Monday.

“If we are saying we’re going to use ethnicity or area as the premise, then now we have misplaced it. That is about regulation and order; it’s not about ethnic id. This nation completed with tribalism within the Sixties; why are we again to it now?

“However if in case you have two, three positions — have a look at what occurred with the service chiefs simply appointed. Two from the south, two from the north. In case you are speaking about faith, two Muslims, two Christians. So what would you like once more?

“The president will quite have an inspector-general of police who will make you and I safer, defend lives and property, than one who’s extra pronounced by his tribal marks.”

Findings by SaharaReporters confirmed that Adamu’s refusal handy over is opposite to the provisions of the Police Act 2020 which in Part 7 (6) fixes a single time period of 4 years with out an possibility of extension of tenure for the holder of the workplace of the Inspector-Normal of Police.

“An individual appointed to the workplace of the Inspector-Normal of Police shall maintain workplace for 4 years,” it learn.

Part 18 (8) of the Act signed by President Buhari on September 15, 2020 additionally learn, “Each police officer shall, on recruitment or appointment, serve within the police pressure for 35 years or till he attains the age of 60 years, whichever is earlier.”



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