Tenure extension: At last, court fixes date to decide IGP Adamu's fate

Tenure extension: At last, court fixes date to decide IGP Adamu's fate

- Friday, April 16, has been chosen as the date when IGP Mohammed Adamu's stay in or removal from office will be decided

- The date was fixed on Tuesday, March 30, by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja

- The case was presided over by Justice Ahmed Mohammed

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With respect to the issue of tenure extension for Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu, the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday, March 30, fixed Friday, April 16, to give its final verdict.

The decision of the court, read by Justice Ahmed Mohammed, came after the parties adopted their written addresses, Daily Nigerian reports.

During the hearing on Tuesday, Ugochukwu Ezekiel, the counsel to the plaintiff and the IGP's lawyer, Alex Izinyon, informed the court that they have served the fourth defendant with their court processes, adding that they are set to commence the processes.

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Tenure extension: At last, court fixes date to decide IGP Adamu's fate
The IGP, according to the Federal High Court in Abuja, will know his fate by Friday, April 16 (Photo: @PoliceNG)
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Ezekiel, in adopting his written address said:

”We rely on all the affidavit and exhibits attached and urge the court to grant the reliefs and answer the questions in favour of the plaintiff."

A report by Vanguard said that in a similar vein, Izinyon urged the court to uphold the preliminary objection of his client in response to the plaintiff’s written address and dismiss the suit.

Based on this, Justice Mohammed adjourned the case till the set date.

Meanwhile, months after President Muhammadu Buhari extended the tenure of the IGP, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa had reacted.

The lawyer said that the extension of the tenure of IGPAdamu by President Buhari is an unlawful act.

Legit.ng gathered that Adegboruwa said that the implication of Buhari’s action was that Nigeria presently did not have a police boss.

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Stating the position of the law on the issue, he stated that when the tenure of a serving IGP expires on the ground of completing the mandatory 35 years of service, he cannot be asked to continue in office beyond his mandatory tenure.

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Adegboruwa said:

“When the tenure of a serving IGP expires on the ground of completing the mandatory 35 years of service, he cannot be asked to continue in office beyond his mandatory tenure."

Source: Legit

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