Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, on Tuesday showed up at the Force headquarters in Abuja wearing his uniform despite the fact that he has attained the statutory age of retirement, SaharaReporters has gathered.
Adamu, who was officially due for retirement on Monday, has refused to hand over the reins of leadership to the most senior officer as expected.
The police officers at the Force headquarters were upset and shocked when the IGP appeared at the Louis Edet House in uniform.
“He’s still here now, he refused to hand over despite not given an extension by the President, he is a lawless man,” a police officer said.
The President was supposed to convene a meeting of the Police Council which has the mandate to appoint a new IG but that had not been done as of time of filing this report.
However, findings indicate that the council that comprised the President, state governors, and the Chairman of the Police Service Commission, merely adopts whoever is appointed as IG by the President, contrary to its prescribed roles.
Speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, earlier said he was not aware of the imminent announcement of a new police chief.