Court delivers judgment on IGP Adamu’s tenure extension April 16

The Federal Excessive Court, Abuja, on Tuesday fastened April 16 for judgment within the suit seeking the demanding the extension of the tenure of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu

The indulge in shut, Ahmed Mohammed, fastened the date after events to the case adopted their written addresses.

The plaintiff’s lawyer, Ugochukwu Ezekiel, and the counsel for Mr Adamu, Alex Izinyon, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, informed the court on Tuesday that they were willing for the hearing of the suit having successfully served the 4th defendant with their processes.

Adopting his addresses, the plaintiff’s lawyer, Mr Ezekiel, said ”We depend on all of the affidavits and exhibits linked and escape the court to grant the reliefs and resolution the questions in favour of the plaintiff.”

In an identical model, Mr Izinyon told the court to uphold the preliminary objection of his consumer per the plaintiff’s written address and push apart the suit.

PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr Adamu, President Muhammadu Buhari and the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), by scheme of their attorneys, argued that the IGP would possibly perhaps remain as a alternative of enterprise until either 2023 or 2024.

A lawyer, Maxwell Okpara, filed the suit following the choice of President Muhammadu Buhari to elongate the tenure of Mr Adamu as Inspector-General of Police by three months after his retirement on February 1.

Mr Okpara’s contention became once that by virtue of Allotment 215 of the 1999 Constitution and Allotment 7 of the Nigeria Police Act, 2020, Mr Adamu couldn’t proceed to characteristic because the IGP, having retired as a serving member of the potential.

Mr Opara sought amongst others in his suit, an record directing Mr Adamu to pause functioning because the IGP.

He requested the court to retain that the failure of Mr Buhari and the Nigeria Police Council (NPC) to call a new IGP on February 1 when Mr Adamu retired from police power amounted to abdication of duty.

He due to this truth told the court to compel President Buhari and the NPC to without extend appoint a new IGP.

The plaintiffs sued the President, Mr Adamu, the Attorney-General of the Federation, and the NPC because the defendants.

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