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BREAKING!!! Buhari Appoints New Inspector General of Police to Replace Idris

BREAKING!!! Buhari Appoints New Inspector General of Police to Replace Idris

Report reaching us  has it that President Muhammad Buhari has appointed AIG Adamu Lafia to replace Idris Ibrahim as the new general of Police.

According to a veteran journalist, Dele Momodu, the new IGP is from Nasarawa state.

We gathered that the new appointment was necessary because the tenure of Idris Ibrahim ended this month.

Adamu Mohammed, a former commissioner of police in Enugu state, has been appointed acting inspector-general of police (IGP).

A police source disclosed this to TheCable, saying the appointment would be made public any moment from now.

The source said Mohammed, who hails from Nasarawa state, was “transferred out of relevance”.

He was said to have been appointed from the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, near Jos.

Mohammed was a deputy commissioner of police in Ekiti state and had served at the Interpol. He rose to the rank of assistant inspector general of police (AIG).

His appointment lays to rest the controversy surrounding the tenure of Ibrahim Idris, outgoing IGP. There had been reports on the plots to extend Idris’ tenure but opposition parties kicked against it.

Idris was expected to have retired on January 3 after completing the mandatory 35 years in service.

A senior presidency official had told TheCable that President Muhammadu Buhari had asked the attorney-general of the federation, Abubakar Malami, for a legal opinion on the possible extension of Idris’ tenure.

The source said Buhari is favourably disposed to extending Idris’ tenure “by two to three months” but would not want any legal issues around it.

“The president has asked Malami for a legal opinion on the tenure extension. He does not want to take any decision that will be upturned by the courts,” the official had told TheCable.

TheCable could not confirm if Malami has written the legal advice but he is not known to go against the wish of the president.

More details soon..

Abuja –   The presidency has shortlisted an Assistant Inspector General of Police from Nasarawa State as possible replacement of the retiring Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that already Idris, who is clocking 60 years on Jan. 15, had on Monday paid “a bye-bye visit’’ to President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

NAN reports that the outcome of the closed door meeting between President Buhari and IGP was unknown as of the time of filing this report.

According to reports, Idris is expected to retire from service on attainment of the mandatory 35 years in service or 60 years of age.

A source closed to the presidency, who preferred not to be named, confirmed to NAN that a replacement to the retiring IGP would be named on Tuesday.

“Yes, the IGP Ibrahim Idris is retiring tomorrow and possibly an acting Inspector-General maybe named very soon.

“But I will advise that you wait for official statement to that effect,’’ the source maintained.

IGP Idris, who was appointed by President Buhari on March 21, 2016, replaced Solomon Arase, who retired from the police force on June 21, 2016.

Idris, who will be clocking 60 years on Tuesday, enlisted into the Nigerian Police Force in 1984, after graduating from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture.

(NAN)

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