- The Nigeria police has dismissed a purported report concerning the extension of IGP Adamu's tenure
- The force said allegations that the police boss paid N2 billion for the 3-month extension is not true
- The IGP is taking legal actions against the publishers of the viral report
Following an allegation that the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar Adamu paid the whopping sum of N2 billion for the extension of his tenure, the police command has denied the rumours.
The NPF's public relations officer, CP Frank Mba, on Monday, February 8, in a statement sighted by Legit.ng debunked claims saying that the extension of service of the IGP was strictly the prerogative of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Mba went on to describe the publication by the online news publication dated Sunday, February 7, 2021, as untrue, unfounded, defamatory, and libellous.
The police stated that the extension was never paid for as maliciously reported in the online publication which has gone viral.
Meanwhile, the IGP has directed his legal team to commence legal actions against the online publishers.
Legit.ng recalls that Buhari extended the tenure of Adamu on Monday, February 1, as the IGP was due for retirement.
The announcement was made on Thursday, February 4, by the minister of police affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, while briefing State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The minister said the extension is for three months. Dingyadi added that the decision of the president to extend the IGP’s tenure was to give time for proper selection of the new IGP.
Minister explains why Buhari extended tenure of IGP Adamu
Similarly, the Nigerian government has disclosed that Buhari extended the tenure of Adamu as the IGP to ensure that the right officer is appointed into that position.
The minister of police affairs made the disclosure on Thursday, February 4, at a press briefing at the presidential villa.
Dingyadi stated that the tenure extension was in line with the desire of the president to make sure that a competent person heads the police force.