BREAKING: Buhari, PSC Confirm Adamu As Substantive Inspect General Of Police |RN

Buhari decorates IGP Adamu

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja 

President Muhammadu Buhari and the Police Service Commission (PSC) have confirmed Mohammed Adamu as the substantive Inspector General of Police after a closed-door meeting in State House, Abuja. 

The meeting which started at 3:01 pm and ended a few minutes after 4 pm, had all the 36 states governors and chairman of the PSC, Musliu Smith, in attendance.

Adamu was appointed acting IGP on the January 15 this year by President Buhari. With his confirmation, Adamu becomes the 20th IGP the country has produced.

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Senate Threatens To Arrest IGP, Ibrahim Idris |The Republican News


Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris

From FRED ITUA, Abuja
Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, may be arrested next week, if he fails to appear before the adhoc committee investigating allegations against the Police and the Police Service Commission (PSC).
Chairman of the adhoc committee, Senator Francis Alimikhena, said the IGP was summoned on the October 16 to appear before the panel to respond to allegations made against him by Senator Isah Hamman Misau.
Quoting Section 89 of the 1999 Constitution as amended, Alimikhena said nobody, including law courts can stop the Senate from carrying out its constitutional duties. He said the separation of powers guaranteed by law, makes it explicit.    (The Sun)

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Oba Akiolu: Atiku, Daura Plotted My Removal From Nigeria Police

                         Oba of Lagos, Rilwanu Akiolu
  • Says police commission is a toothless bulldog

Gboyega Akinsanmi

Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, Monday disclosed that former Vice President, Abubakar Atiku; Director-General of Department of State Services (DSS), Mr. Lawal Daura, others plotted his ouster from the Nigeria Police in 2002.

The monarch also said it was possible for them to convince former President Olusegun Obasanjo to summarily retire him from the Nigeria Police because the Police Service Commission (PSC) “is a toothless bull-dog.”

He revealed this at a stakeholders’ meeting held in Victoria Island, Lagos, describing his retirement from the force as conspiracy by chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to win 2003 elections in Lagos.

At the meeting, the monarch lamented the state of the Nigeria Police, which he said, was crippled by the previous military regimes, especially from 1984 to 1999 and outright neglect by the successive administrations.

He said he “was a victim of that circumstance. Then Atiku, Daura and others sat down and advised President Obasanjo that if he wanted to win Lagos in 2003, I should be removed. It was written on paper.”

The monarch therefore, defended the former president, whom he said, argued that he “did not know anything about it. He had to send for the Inspector-General of Police (IG) because the then Chief of Staff challenged the plan to retire me.

“For someone to sit at the PSC and determine who retires from the police is unfair. This is not how to run a very efficient and effective police force,” Akiolu lamented.

He condemned the manner former IG Mr. Tafa Balogun, was humiliated out of office, saying Alhaji Gambo “is still bitter because he wanted Balogun to disclose what the PDP wanted him to do in 2003.

“All the money they alleged Balogun was possessing was contributed by some serving governors then. So, the PSC is a toothless bulldog. I have asked the officers who took the federal government to court to withdraw the suit and go and claim their benefits.”

Akiolu narrated what he encountered in 1984 when he was serving as the head of the police strike force, lamenting that it was the military that killed the efficiency and performance of the Nigeria Police.

Unlike in the past, the monarch said President Muhammadu Buhari “is willing and prepared to assist the Nigerian police,” thus urging him to work with open minded people who would give the IG free hand to run the Nigeria Police.
He said: “We are clamouring for community policing at the moment. But I must tell you that it requires dedication, funds and men who are prepared to work. The reason for police barracks collapsing was that
“The federal government needs to release funds to rehabilitate the barracks in order for the Divisional Police Officers and others top police officers to live within the community they have been assigned to work.”  (ThisDay)

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