IGP Alkali, Police Commission Clash Over 2022 Recruitment Exercise, Details Revealed

IGP Alkali, Police Commission Clash Over 2022 Recruitment Exercise, Details Revealed

  • The Nigerian Police Force (NPF), and its supervisory body, the Police Service Commission (PSC) are on verge of an imminent feud
  • The commission recently announced the commencement of registration of new constabularies
  • Following this announcement, the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) through its spokesperson denied the registration exercise

FCT, Abuja - There is a brewing feud between the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, and the police supervising agency, the Police Service Commission.

As reported by Daily Nigerian, the feud between both parties is due to the disparities and differences they both have in the recruitment process of new constabularies.

CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi
CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Public Relations Officer of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF). Photo: NPF
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The online newspaper recalled that both entities had been involved in a similar feud in 2021 where they both dragged the case to court to determine who had the sole responsibility to oversee the recruitment of constabularies.

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Legit.ng gathered that after many proceedings in the law court, the case went in favour of the IGP.

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However, the matter has since been ignited again following the announcement by the police commission to commence the 2022 batch of Constables recruitment, a publication the Nigerian Police Force denied.

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The Nigerian Police Force, in a statement issued in Abuja by its spokesperson, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi denied the publication stating that it has no affiliations with the Nigerian Police Force.

The state read:

“The Nigeria Police Force wishes to inform the public that it has not commenced the recruitment process for the 2022 batch of Constables into the Nigeria Police Force contrary to a publication by the PSC.
“The Police similarly states unequivocally that the advert has no connection with the Nigeria Police Force nor is it in tandem with the Police recruitment process.

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“The publication should be disregarded in all its entirety.”

While urging the general public to disregard the publication by the commission, the police spokesperson stated that the website for registration stipulated in the publication is in no way connected to the Nigerian Police Force.

Mr. Adejobi, however, noted that if a major announcement will be made for the recruitment of new constabularies, it will come directly from the NPF and will be publicized on national dailies and the official social media account of the police.

Police service commission promotes ex-EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu

In another development, the Police Service Commission has promoted Ibrahim Magu to Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG).

Magu, a former acting chairman of the EFCC, was promoted to the level of AIG alongside seven other commissioners of police.

The former EFCC boss left the anti-graft commission under controversial circumstances involving corruption allegations.

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Meanwhile, investigation and prosecution await Ibrahim Magu, the former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

This is as recommended in the report of the Ayo Salami-led panel of inquiry on the ex-EFCC boss.

It was gathered the sum of N431 million was wrongly spent by Magu with the space of 2015-2020.

Source: Legit.ng

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