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JUST IN: President Has The Power To Extend IGP’s Tenure, Court Declares

JUST IN: President Has The Power To Extend IGP’s Tenure, Court Declares

A Federal High Court in Abuja has upheld the power of the President to extend the tenure of a retiring Inspector General of Police pending the completion of the process for the appointment of a substantive successor.

Justice Ahmed Mohammed made this pronouncement in a judgment on Friday in the suit by a lawyer, Maxwell Okpara, who challenged President Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.)’s decision to extend the tenure of the immediate past IGP, Muhammed Abubakar Adamu for three months.

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Justice Mohammed held that since the Constitution and the Police Act empower the President to appoint an IGP, by implication, he could extend the tenure of a retiring IGP before concluding the required consultation with the Police Council and other processes required for the appointment of a substantive replacement.

The judge observed that the Constitution and the Police Act are silent on the issue of whether or not the President could extend the tenure of a retired IGP.

 

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