Buhari’s Extension Of IGP’s Tenure Unlawful, Nigeria Presently Doesn’t Have IGP ― Adegboruwa, SAN

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A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa has said that the extension of the tenure of Inspector General of Police, Muhammad Adamu by President Muhammadu Buhari is an unlawful act.

Adegboruwa said that the implication of Buhari’s action is that Nigeria presently does not have Inspector General of Police.

“The Federal Republic of Nigeria presently has no IGP properly so recognized by law,” he said.

Stating the position of the law on the issue, he stated, “When the tenure of a serving IGP expires on the ground of completing the mandatory 35 years of service, he cannot be asked to continue in office beyond his mandatory tenure.

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An IGP who has served the mandatory years of service ceases to be a member of the Nigeria Police Force from the date of his completion of service. In this case, Mr Adamu ceases to be a member of the NPF from February 2, 2021.

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