- The watch of Mohammed Adamu as Nigeria's Inspector General of Police (IGP) is finally over
- This is as President Buhari named DIG Usman Alkali Baba as the country's new acting IGP
- Baba's appointment which takes effect immediately was announced by the minister of police affairs, Mohammed Maigari Dangyadi
According to the newspaper, the minister of police affairs, Mohammed Maigari Dangyadi, announced this on Tuesday, April 6, while briefing journalists.
His appointment, which has also been reported by Vanguard, is subject to the approval of the Council of State meeting expected to be convened soon.
Recall that President Buhari had on Thursday, February 4, 2021, extended the tenure of Mohammed Adamu as the IGP for three months.
Earlier, the Attorney-General of the Federation(AGF), Abubakar Malami, had argued the president was empowered by the constitution to retain Mohammed Adamu as the Inspector General of Police (IGP) for as long as it suits him.
Malami's position was contained in a response he filed to a suit instituted by a lawyer, Maxwell Opara, challenging, among others, the president’s decision to extend Adamu’s stay as the IGP for another three months from Monday, February 1, when he ordinarily should have retired.
In the written submission filed for them by a lawyer in the AGF’s office, Maimuna Shiru, Malami argued that Adamu is a serving police officer and can benefit from the president's extension of his tenure in office.
The decision of the court, read by Justice Ahmed Mohammed, came after the parties adopted their written addresses.
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.