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Fireworks Over IGP Adamu’s Tenure by Islie: 9:26am On Nov 17
•No legal basis for tenure extension –Lawyers’ group, OBI

Murphy Ganagana

Speculations on moves to push for an extension of service beyond the retirement date for the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has drawn the flak of legal practitioners as confusion pervades at the Louis Edet House Force Headquarters, Abuja.

Adamu, who attains both the mandatory retirement age of 60 and 35 years in service on February 1, 2021, was expected to proceed on terminal leave on November 1, in accordance with the provisions of the amended Police Act 2020. He has, however, remained in office amidst reports of efforts to secure a presidential grant for extension of his service for a minimum period of six months.

However, strong indications have emerged on the possibility of a legal battle over plot as some legal practitioners have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to resist acting in breach of the new Police Act asserting that its provisions on retirement age for police personnel as well as appointment and tenure of the IGP was unambiguous and mandatory.

Dr. Kayode Ajulo, rights activist and managing partner of Abuja-based Castle of Law, in an interview with Daily Sun, urged Buhari to clear the prevailing uncertainty among personnel of the police by upholding the sanctity of the law.

Ajulo, former national secretary of the Labour Party and Executive Chairman of a non-governmental organisation, Egalitarian Mission Africa (EMA) warned that once there is a breach of the rule of law on the policed act, there would be stagnation and uncertainty.

“I know this and I will never canvas for an extension of tenure or service for anyone because an extension violates the law. What makes this law novel is that it was just this year the president assented to it. If he knew that he wanted to extend the tenure of the IGP, then why did he assent to it? It is like urinating on the Act itself. It will amount to urinating on an Act he graciously used a presidential order to endorse.”

In the same vein, Silas Onu, Convener of Open Bar Initiative (OBI), body of lawyers interested in good governance, rule of law and promotion of human rights in Nigeria, said Section 18(cool of the Police Act 2020 was very explicit and should be effectively implemented.

“It says every police officer shall on recruitment or appointment, serve the Nigeria Police Force for a period of 35 years or until he attains the age of 60 years, whichever is earlier. It means you cannot serve for a day more than 35 years in the police, it also means you cannot serve for a day more than when you are 60 years old. This is the law and the operational word is shall, which makes it a mandatory provision. It is an interesting thing because it is the same provision you have in the civil service rule. We are in a constitutional democracy. When you have a law that is explicit, Mr. President or any other authority cannot go against the law, cannot override or undermine it because we are all under the law. The president is not above the law, the National Assembly is not above the law, members of the Police Council are not above the law. So I do not see any legal basis that anybody will be looking for an extension. Under the law, there is no such basis, except we want to become a lawless country, using our police force which is a law enforcement agency as a basis for lawlessness,” he said.

Former commissioner of police in the Federal Capital Territory, Lawrence Alobi, however, said there was nothing wrong if President Buhari granted an extension of service to IGP Adamu in view of his performance. He contended that the new Police Act did not strip the president of his discretionary powers on appointments.

“The Act did not in any way extinguish the discretionary powers of the President. the Act does not affect the present IG because he did not come to power under this Act,” he said.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) and Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba said he was not competent to speak on the issue.

“I am not a competent person to speak on issues relating to the tenure, succession and appointment of the IGP. The leadership of the Force is concentrating on fighting crime and delivering to Nigeria a public space that is free of crime and violence. That is what we are paying attention to,” he said in a telephone interview yesterday.


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Re: Fireworks Over IGP Adamu’s Tenure by helinues: 9:33am On Nov 17
As if there are no other credible people to attain the IGP position

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Re: Fireworks Over IGP Adamu’s Tenure by Fahdiga(m): 9:45am On Nov 17
Abnormalities has become the norm in this present Junta. expecting Buhari to do the right thing is like expecting Tinubu to stop looting. it is impossible

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Re: Fireworks Over IGP Adamu’s Tenure by edo3(m): 9:55am On Nov 17
Svc chiefs nko?
Re: Fireworks Over IGP Adamu’s Tenure by OfficialAwol(m): 9:59am On Nov 17
No need for long talk.

The Service Chiefs whose tenures have ended but are still there nko? Wetin we don do?

Buhari will extend the tenure of the IGP and nothing will happen.

Zombies will still defend him.

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Re: Fireworks Over IGP Adamu’s Tenure by lionshare: 10:50am On Nov 17
Testing waters!


Re: Fireworks Over IGP Adamu’s Tenure by Deathissweet: 11:16am On Nov 17
Please gather here if you do not bother reading those shit write up above

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Re: Fireworks Over IGP Adamu’s Tenure by AFvckingAlpha(m): 11:16am On Nov 17
The fvck


Double standard!

What has this chief done to warrant a tenure elongation??

Last I checked, the Nigerian police are a mess!

I said what I said!


Re: Fireworks Over IGP Adamu’s Tenure by slawormiir: 11:17am On Nov 17
damnnn niggarrrr
No extension

He was even lucky because he was supposed to have resigned during that endsars protest

His incompetence is second to non
A man that stated he has put an end to sars in 2018 and 2019 yet sars were operating

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Re: Fireworks Over IGP Adamu’s Tenure by sojayy(m): 11:17am On Nov 17
Pls let the incompetent bigot find his way out of that seat asap.........we need human being on that seat not an animal.


Re: Fireworks Over IGP Adamu’s Tenure by Ekakamba: 11:17am On Nov 17
grin tongue
Re: Fireworks Over IGP Adamu’s Tenure by Nazgul: 11:17am On Nov 17
Re: Fireworks Over IGP Adamu’s Tenure by gambia(m): 11:17am On Nov 17
Nothing like Fireworks here, his tenure will be extended, shikenan, magana yakare.


Re: Fireworks Over IGP Adamu’s Tenure by osamz007: 11:18am On Nov 17

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Re: Fireworks Over IGP Adamu’s Tenure by tellwisdom: 11:18am On Nov 17
What more does he want? If a whole president of Peru who has more years to rule could voluntarily retire; how much more a police officer whose tenure has elapsed?

Nna eh...What more does he want on that seat?


Re: Fireworks Over IGP Adamu’s Tenure by sammysneh(m): 11:19am On Nov 17
Issorite, I have nothing to say

Make I face my hustle
Re: Fireworks Over IGP Adamu’s Tenure by DennisEche(m): 11:19am On Nov 17
Re: Fireworks Over IGP Adamu’s Tenure by Cameroonglass(m): 11:19am On Nov 17
There was a country,,, ,thank God I dey Cameroon

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Re: Fireworks Over IGP Adamu’s Tenure by ShitStain(m): 11:20am On Nov 17
Shitshole country
Re: Fireworks Over IGP Adamu’s Tenure by datola: 11:21am On Nov 17
The IGP Adamu looks so young and fit sha! He should have used his youthful looking to appease the youth the last time.

And what's the difference if his tenure is terminated or extended as 'our darling daddy' will find a replacement in another aboki or mallam.
Re: Fireworks Over IGP Adamu’s Tenure by jige4topclass(m): 11:21am On Nov 17
And the wickedness of the wicked junta of Buhari's administration continues. One day you all will sleep n not wake.


Re: Fireworks Over IGP Adamu’s Tenure by melono: 11:22am On Nov 17
oga o
Re: Fireworks Over IGP Adamu’s Tenure by R0kstarr8(m): 11:22am On Nov 17
omo this write up too much
lemme read comments
Re: Fireworks Over IGP Adamu’s Tenure by EdoFirstBorn: 11:23am On Nov 17
He should be sacked
Re: Fireworks Over IGP Adamu’s Tenure by Akfrenzy(m): 11:25am On Nov 17
grin make una get conscience nah ndi Arewa , stop boko haram

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