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President can extend tenure of retiring IGP – Court rules
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President can extend tenure of retiring IGP – Court rules

The Nigerian president can extend the tenure of a retiring Inspector General of Police (IGP), a federal high court in Abuja ruled on Friday June 18.   The judgement was given on a lawsuit filed by a lawyer Maxwell Okpara, challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s extension of the tenure of the immediate-past IGP, Mohammed Adamu by three months.   Justice Ahmed Mohammed who presided over the lawsuit, noted that both the Nigerian constitution and the Police Act are silent on whether or not the president can extend the tenure of a retired IGP.   The Judge also held that while the Nigerian president is empowered by the Nigerian constitution and the Police Act to appoint an IGP, he can by implication, extend the tenure of a retiring IGP before concluding the requ...
Predident Buhari Meets Acting IGP, Usman Baba
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Predident Buhari Meets Acting IGP, Usman Baba

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and the acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba met on Monday. They met at Aso Villa in Abuja. The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), through the Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammad Dingyadi, had on Tuesday, April 6, appointed Baba to succeed Mohammed Adamu. The President was in London for a medical check-up when the appointment was announced.
Adamu Mohammed Hands Over to acting IGP Usman Alkali Baba
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Adamu Mohammed Hands Over to acting IGP Usman Alkali Baba

The outgoing Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has handed over to his successor Usman Alkali Baba. The ceremony took place at the Force Headquarters, Abuja Adamu handed over to Usman after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo decorated the new IGP with his new rank in the State House, Abuja earlier today April 7. see more photos below...
Ex-IGP Adamu’s Removal: ‘They Didn’t Even Allow Him Return To Abuja’ – Reactions
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Ex-IGP Adamu’s Removal: ‘They Didn’t Even Allow Him Return To Abuja’ – Reactions

Nigerians have taken to Twitter to express their views about the termination of the appointment of Mohammed Adamu as Inspector General of Police. President Muhammadu Buhari replaced Adamu with Usman Alkali Baba on Tuesday afternoon. Adamu was inspecting the havoc wreaked on the headquarters of the Imo State Police Command when the news of the termination of his appointment broke. In February, his appointment had been extended by three months but he had only spent two months and three days of that period when he was relieved of duty. Below are some Twitter reactions: Senator Shehu Sani @ShehuSani Goodbye Adamu, rest well and regain your lost weight Babatunde Olatunji @Babatun09050838 Abi now . Very funny country , on assignment and removed from there. My country Ni...
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Banditry: Zamfara Residents Rejoice Over Removal Of IGP Adamu By Buhari

There have been harvests of joy and jubilations in Zamfara State over the replacement of the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu. Residents who spoke to DAILY POST said they are relieved that the IG was replaced, as he allegedly did nothing to salvage the state from terror attacks despite being a security chief. Aminu Usman a resident said the security situation was worse under Adamu, stressing that they had watched with keen interest to see how the nation’s police boss would end. “In fact we were not happy with President Mohammad Buhari because of the security lapses in the country because he did not put a capable hand there to handle the security issue in the country as a whole” he added. “If the IG fails in his constitutional responsibility of protecting the enti...
Imo Attackers Are Members Of IPOB’s ESN – IGP
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Imo Attackers Are Members Of IPOB’s ESN – IGP

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, says operatives of the Eastern Security Network carried out Monday attacks in Owerri, the Imo State capital. Adamu condemned the alleged act by the security arm of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra. IPOB, however, has since denied been behind the attacks. The IGP in a statement signed by Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, ordered the immediate deployment of additional units of Police Mobile Force and other Police Tactical Squads in Imo to strengthen security in the state and prevent further attacks on security formations or any other critical national infrastructure in the state. The PUNCH had earlier reported that gunmen attacked the Imo State Police Command headquarters and the Owerri Correctional Prison. S...
My Twin Brother Forced me into Crime- Robbery Suspect Tells Police
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My Twin Brother Forced me into Crime- Robbery Suspect Tells Police

A 29-year-old armed robbery suspect, Taiwo Ojomo, who was arrested alongside three others by operatives of Intelligence Response Team (IRT), led by DCP Abba Kyari, has recounted how his twin brother, Kehinde Ojomo, introduced him into crime. The siblings who are children of a retired soldier operated a gang that operated within and outside Lagos. In his confession to the police, Taiwo said he now heads his own gang, having grown through the ranks in his twin brother’s gang. “Our style of robbery is one of the oldest in the history of crime. We operate using commercial bus also known as ‘one chance. While at times we hijack vehicle for operation and after which we abandon it by the roadside. My twin brother, Kehinde, forced me into his gang. That was 10 years ago after our fat...
IGP Under Pressure To Arrest Igboho As Activist Snubs Police Invitation
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IGP Under Pressure To Arrest Igboho As Activist Snubs Police Invitation

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, is believed to be under serious political pressure to arrest Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, for calling for the secession of the Yoruba from Nigeria. It was learnt that the police may again attempt to carry out a covert operation to take Igboho into custody having failed to arrest him last month. Findings indicate that the police authorities are in a dilemma on how to contain the activist who has been demanding the secession of the Yoruba from the country, following the failure of the Federal Government to curb the insecurity in the South-West. Security sources said the police are being careful not to upset the delicate security situation in the South-West, which may become aggravated if Igboho is for...
Why I Refused To Accept Inspector-General Of Police’s Invitation – Igboho
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Why I Refused To Accept Inspector-General Of Police’s Invitation – Igboho

Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho has explained why he did not accept an invitation by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu. In a press statement issued by Igboho's media aide, Olayomi Koiki, a letter was sent on Thursday to his boss via a courier service and another with about 15 police officers. Olayomi explained that both were not received by Igboho's security operatives due to safety reasons as such a letter had purportedly led to the death of Nigerian journalist, Dele Giwa. The statement read, “We would like to tell the international communities and every Nigerian that this morning 1st of April, 2021, a letter was sent via DHL to Chief Sunday Igboho but the letter was not received by his security operatives. “Later arou...
Dollar Videos: ‘Blame Ganduje If Anything Happens To Me’ – Jaafar Jaafar
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Dollar Videos: ‘Blame Ganduje If Anything Happens To Me’ – Jaafar Jaafar

Following renewed threats to his life, the publisher of DAILY NIGERIAN, Jaafar Jaafar, has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, saying that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State should be held responsible if anything happens to him. In October 2018, this newspaper had published video clips showing the governor pocketing bundles of dollar notes believed to be kickbacks from contractors handling various projects awarded by the state government. The governor had since denied the videos, describing them as cloned. But in an interview with the BBC Hausa Service on Friday, March 19, Mr Ganduje disclosed that the state government was making plans to deal with those behind the videos. In the face of the renewed threats, Mr Jaafar, through his counsel, Ba...
Why Adamu Can Remain IGP Till 2023 Or 2024 – Buhari, Malami
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Why Adamu Can Remain IGP Till 2023 Or 2024 – Buhari, Malami

President Muhammadu Buhari and the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, have declared support for the argument that the law permits the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to remain in office till 2023 or 2024. They contended that the President is allowed by law to extend the IGP’s tenure as he wishes. PREMIUM TIMES reported that Mr Adamu had canvassed the argument to counter a suit filed at the Federal High Court in Abuja to challenge the extension of his tenure by three months as from February 1. President Buhari and the AGF’s position on the suit, adopting in full Mr Adamu’s earlier argument on the crucial issue of how long an IGP can remain in office, is contained in their joint reply filed Monday. PREMIUM TIMES obtained the joint reply of...
Senate To Probe Governor’s Role In ₦6.25 Billion NDDC Palliative Scam
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Senate To Probe Governor’s Role In ₦6.25 Billion NDDC Palliative Scam

The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, on Tuesday, said it would extend its N6.2bn Covid-19 palliative fund probe to the nine governors of the Niger Delta region, who were said to have collected N100m each from the Niger Delta Development Commission. The committee has also given the Sole Administrator of the NDDC, Effiong Akwa, 48-hour grace to produce members of the Prof. Daniel Pondei-led interim committee of the agency or risk arrest. The panel had on February 22 resolved that the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, be contacted by the executive arm of government through the Senate leadership to produce Pondei and his team before the Ethics Committee on March 9. Briefing journalists on the issue on Tuesday, the Chairman of the panel, Senat...
Tenure Extension: I Can Remain In Office Untill 2023 Or 2024 — IGP Adamu
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Tenure Extension: I Can Remain In Office Untill 2023 Or 2024 — IGP Adamu

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has told the Federal High Court in Abuja that the law permits him to remain in office till either 2023 or 2024. He said this in his court documents filed to counter a suit challenging the three-month extension granted him by President Muhammadu Buhari in February. PREMIUM TIMES on Monday obtained the counter-affidavit and the notice of preliminary objection along with the accompanying documents filed by the IGP through his lawyer, Alex Izinyon, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria. Mr Adamu attained the maximum 35 years in service on February 1, but got a three-month extension of his tenure by President Muhammadu Buhari on February 3. PREMIUM TIMES reported that an Abuja-based lawyer, Maxwell Opara, filed a suit on the same February ...
Insecurity: Buhari Rules Out Amnesty For Bandits, Insurgents
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Insecurity: Buhari Rules Out Amnesty For Bandits, Insurgents

A meeting of the Governors of the 19 Northern States, the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, Chief of Staff to the President, Prof . Ibrahim Gambari, the Inspector -General of Police , Mohammed Adamu , Director General of the Department of State Service , Yusuf Bichi , as well as the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, held in Kaduna on Thursday . The Sultan of Sokoto , Alhaji Saad Abubakar III led traditional rulers from all parts of the north to the meeting which held at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim Government House . Other attendees at the high powered meeting were northern lawmakers from both chambers of the National Assembly represented by the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Ahmad Idris Wase , who stood in for the Senate President , Ahmad Lawan , ...
Government May Swap Abducted Kagara Schoolchildren For Arrested Bandits
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Government May Swap Abducted Kagara Schoolchildren For Arrested Bandits

There are indications that the government might consider releasing some arrested bandits as a part of the bargains to secure the release of 27 pupils and 15 workers of Government Science College, Kagara, in the Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, kidnapped on Thursday. It was learnt on Friday that the group of bandits responsible for the abduction wanted their gang members in custody of security agencies released as a swap deal to free the abductees. Bandits in military uniform had reportedly stormed the school around 2am on Wednesday, and seized their victims, killing a Senior Secondary School 3 pupil who raised the alarm in the process. They consequently led their victims – tied in pairs – to a nearby spot around Attahiru Secondary School where they had reportedly par...
Kagara Students’ Abduction: FG Delegation, IGP Adamu, Others In Niger State
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Kagara Students’ Abduction: FG Delegation, IGP Adamu, Others In Niger State

A Federal Government delegation including National Security Adviser (NSA) Mohammed Babagana Monguno and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu are currently in Minna, Niger State capital. Also part of the delegation is the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed; Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola; and the Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi. The delegation is in Niger State as efforts to rescue the abducted students of the Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State, intensify. President Muhammadu Buhari has also dispatched to Minna, Niger State a delegation team of security chiefs to coordinate the rescue operation and meet with state officials, community leaders, as well as parents and staff of the College. Some gunmen had...
NBA Sues Buhari Over IGP Adamu Tenure Extension
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NBA Sues Buhari Over IGP Adamu Tenure Extension

The Nigerian Bar Association has started legal action against President Muhammadu Buhari over his extension of the Mohammed Adamu’s tenure as inspector-general of police. Buhari, Adamu and the Police Service Commission are named as respondents in the suit FHC/L/CS/214/2021 filed by NBA’s public interest litigation committee before the Federal High Court in Lagos. NBA wants the court to determine the constitutionality of Buhari’s extension of Adamu’s tenure as IGP for three months after Adamu on February 1 attained the mandatory 35 years in service. It said it is guided by an urgent need and sacred duty to reassert the supremacy of the rule of law in the face of growing impunity and the seeming reluctance of Law Officers in Government to give proper counsel. NBA’s position i...
Police DIG, Anthony Ogbizi Forges Birth Certificate, Resigns Secretly Under IGP Adamu
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Police DIG, Anthony Ogbizi Forges Birth Certificate, Resigns Secretly Under IGP Adamu

The Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation Department, Anthony Ogbizi, has been caught in a birth certificate forgery scandal, prompting him to resign before his due retirement age. Top police sources confirmed to SaharaReporters that the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had an agreement with Ogbizi to allow him "resign quietly" instead of prosecuting him for forgery. The retired DIG, who hails from Bebuabung village in Obudu, Cross River State, had been appointed DIG in 2019 when Adamu also became the Acting IGP. According to the police records, he enlisted into the police in 1986 as an Assistant Superintendent of Police and by the statutory 35 years, should retire at a date later in 2021. SaharaReporters learnt from co...
Ekiti Government Sues IGP Over Dismissed Pregnant Officer
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Ekiti Government Sues IGP Over Dismissed Pregnant Officer

The Ekiti State Government has sued the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, seeking an order of the court to declare Section 127 of the Police Act and Regulations, which provides for the discharge from the Police Force female officers who become pregnant while married unofficially. Joined as co-defendants in the suit are the Ekiti State Commissioner of Police and the Police Service Commission (PSC). A Police Constable, Miss Olajide Omolola, who got pregnant in alleged flagrant violation of the police rules was recently dismissed. Omolola, who was attached to Iye-Ekiti Police Station in Ilejemeje area of Ekiti State, was dismissed by police authority for getting pregnant barely a year after graduating from the police academy. The Attorney-General and Commissione...
IGP Never Paid N2 Billion For Tenure Extension – Police
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IGP Never Paid N2 Billion For Tenure Extension – Police

Nigerian Police Force on Monday denied that the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu paid N2 billion for tenure extension. The force described the development as untrue, unfounded, defamatory and libelous, following a report published by an online media. Reacting to the story, the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba in a statement issued in Abuja and made available to reporters said the extension of service of the IGP was strictly the prerogative of the President Muhammadu Buhari and: “was never paid for as maliciously reported in the publication”. Mba assured that the IGP is not distracted by the report, adding that he is committed to delivering on its mandate, especially the task of neutralizing current and emerging internal security threats. The stat...
Buhari’s Extension Of IGP’s Tenure Violates New Police Act
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Buhari’s Extension Of IGP’s Tenure Violates New Police Act

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the tenure of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu for three months. The Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, disclosed this on Thursday while briefing State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said that the decision of the President to extend the IGP’s tenure for another three months was to give time for proper selection of the new helmsman. This, however, would be contrary to the provisions of the Police Act 2020, which in Section 7 (6) fixes a single term of four years without an option of extension of tenure for the holder of the office of the Inspector-General of Police. “A person appointed to the office of the Inspector-General of Police shall hold office for four years,” it read. ...
Buhari Extends IGP Adamu’s Tenure For 3-months
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Buhari Extends IGP Adamu’s Tenure For 3-months

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the tenure of the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu by three months. The Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi disclosed this on Thursday while briefing State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said that the decision of the President to extend the IGP’s tenure for another three months was to give time for proper selection of the new helmsman.
Buhari Orders IG Adamu To Hand Over
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Buhari Orders IG Adamu To Hand Over

There were strong indications Tuesday night that President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu to hand over. Adamu completed his 35 years service on Monday. He was expected to have handed over to the most senior officer at the close of work on Monday, but he did not, fueling the feeling that he might be granted an extension of service. Tuesday, Adamu was at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport to receive President Buhari who returned to Abuja after a four-day trip to his hometown Daura. It was learnt that the IG was told of his fate after President Buhari’s arrival. A top source said: “The IGP has been asked by the President to handover. “Adamu was waiting for the presidential directive. He would have left on Monday but it will be discourte...
How Police Will Appoint Next IGP – Presidency Explains As Adamu‘S Tenure Ends
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How Police Will Appoint Next IGP – Presidency Explains As Adamu‘S Tenure Ends

As the tenure of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu ends today, Monday, the presidency has said the appointment of next IGP would not be based on ethnicity as speculated. The president‘s spokesman, Garba Shehu, who featured on Channels TV Sunrise Daily on Monday, said it would be impossible for top security appointments to be based on ethnicity or religion. He maintained that police have their own ways of producing leaders, adding that if such appointments were based on ethnicity, the country would have more than 250 IGPs. Mr Garba said the appointment would be based on competence as the position deals with lives and property. “If we say we are going to use ethnicity or region as the basis, then we have lost it. This is about law and order, it is not about ethnic ...
Sack Policemen Who Also Impregnate Women Out Of Wedlock – Okei-odumaki Urges IGP
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Sack Policemen Who Also Impregnate Women Out Of Wedlock – Okei-odumaki Urges IGP

The President, Women Arise for Change Initiative, Joe Okei-Odumakin, has urged the Inspector-General Police, Mohammed Adamu, to sack all policemen who impregnated women out of wedlock. Okei-Odumakin was reacting to the sacking of an unmarried female corporal, Olajide Omolola, who was dismissed for getting pregnant. The activist, who spoke on a PUNCH Live programme on Thursday, described the dismissal of Omolola as “pure discrimination”. According to her, many male operatives in the Nigeria Police Force have at one time or the other impregnated ladies whom they were not married to. She stressed that the Force must respect the equality of rights, and accord same regard to both genders in the Force. Okei-Odumakin said, “It is quite insensitive. The decision of the police au...
IGP Orders Probe Of The Sack Of Unmarried Pregnant Policewoman In Ekiti
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IGP Orders Probe Of The Sack Of Unmarried Pregnant Policewoman In Ekiti

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has called for an investigation into the report of an unmarried police officer, Olajide Omolola, who was recently dismissed from service for getting pregnant. Omolola who passed out of the Police Training School on April 24 2020, was sacked because she got pregnant out of wedlock and a letter with reference number CJ:4161/EKS/IY/Vol.2/236, DTO:181330/01/2021, was sent to an OC in Ekiti state for her to be made to return all police properties. The letter also asked that her salary should be stopped immediately. Her dismissal was hinged on a section of the Police Act that bars unmarried policewomen from getting pregnant while in service. The section has since been repealed in the amended Police Act that was signed into law by President ...
Court Summons IGP Adamu Over Contempt
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Court Summons IGP Adamu Over Contempt

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu to appear before it in relation to a contempt proceedings initiated against him. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, in a ruling, ordered the IGP to among others, appear before the court on February 4 this year to show cause why he should not be penalised for refusing to honour a subsisting judgment of the court. “An order of this honourable court is hereby made mandating the Inspector General of Police to appear before this honourable court on the 4th day of February 2021 at 9am to show cause why a contempt proceedings should not be taken against the Inspector General of Police for refusal to obey the judgment of this honourable court in this matter, which judgment was affirmed by the Court of Appe...
Police Recruit 18,360 For Community Policing
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Police Recruit 18,360 For Community Policing

The inspector-general of police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu said 18, 360 personnel have been recruited, screened, vetted and trained as community policing officers (CPOs). Adamu stated this at a one-day workshop to sensitise members of the public on community policing in Abuja. This is even as the acting chairman of the National Salaries and Wages Commission (NSWC), Ekpo Nta, said a new salary structure for policemen would soon be unveiled. Nta, who was represented by the secretary to the commission, Engr David Nyikyaa said all documentation in respect to the improved salary structure for the police have been completed and awaiting submission to the president for approval. But on the recruitment of the Police officers, IGP Adamu said the recruitment exercise for the CPOs was conduc...
Nigerian Police Officers Are Seen As The Best In The World – IGP Adamu
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Nigerian Police Officers Are Seen As The Best In The World – IGP Adamu

Mohammed Adamu, the inspector-general of police (IGP), says officers from Nigeria are acclaimed to be the best in the world because they perform better than their foreign counterparts when given the right resources to carry out their duties. Speaking on a Channels Television programme on Monday, Adamu said the police in Nigeria do a lot to keep the peace, despite the lack of enough resources for them to perform their function. The IGP, who noted that officers from Nigeria do well when compared to personnel from advanced countries, called for more support for the police to enable them function effectively. “When you have police as an organisation that is supposed to fight crime, to maintain law and order, the personnel of that organisation must be properly trained, must be prop...
IGP Didn’t Order Probe On Me – Apostle Suleman Reacts To Alleged Sex Scandal
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IGP Didn’t Order Probe On Me – Apostle Suleman Reacts To Alleged Sex Scandal

President of Omega Fire Ministries International Apostle Johnson Suleman has denied being under probe for alleged misconduct and threat to life. Media reports stated that the Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu ordered the probe in a letter addressed to the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Force Intelligence Bureau, Garki, dated January 5, 2021. The letter, with reference number CB:7000/IGP.SEC/ABJ/Vol.515/561, was signed by the Principal Staff Officer II to the Inspector-General of Police, ACP Iliya Doma. The letter is sequel to a petition written by V.C Ezenagu & Associates on behalf of the aggrieved Pastor Mike Davids. But in a tweet on Monday, Suleman urged the public to discard the report, saying there was no such thing. “IGP orders probe on me? Wher...
Apostle Suleman Had Sex With Faith Edeko, My Wife – Pastor Mike Davids Petitions FG
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Apostle Suleman Had Sex With Faith Edeko, My Wife – Pastor Mike Davids Petitions FG

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered a probe of the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleman, for allegedly sleeping with the wife of Pastor Mike Davids, threatening his life and denying him access to his children. The woman Apostle Suleman is accused of sleeping with is known as Pastor Faith Edeko , who heads the Abuja branch of Omega Fire Ministries in Utako while her husband, Pastor Davids, has left the church. The IGP conveyed the order in a letter addressed to the Deputy Inspector - General of Police, Force Intelligence Bureau , Garki , dated January 5, 2021 . The letter , with reference number CB : 7000 /IGP . SEC /ABJ / Vol. 515 /561 , was signed by the Principal Staff Officer II to the Inspector -General of ...
IGP Adamu Orders Arrest Of Sunday Igboho Over Eviction Notice
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IGP Adamu Orders Arrest Of Sunday Igboho Over Eviction Notice

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), has ordered the arrest of Sunday Adeyemo, youth leader better known as Sunday Igboho, over the quit notice he issued to herdsmen. BBC Hausa quoted Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, as confirming the arrest order during its programme on Friday. Shehu reportedly said the IGP informed him of his directive to Ngozi Onadeko, the Oyo commissioner of police, to arrest Igboho and transfer him to Abuja. Frank Mba, police spokesman, did not immediately respond to TheCable’s inquiry on the order of the IGP. Igboho had asked herdsmen in Igangan in Ibarapa north local government area of Oyo to leave within seven days following reports of the killing of some Oyo citizens. He had blamed herders and Fulanis, including Saliu Kadri, th...
Nigerian police did very well in 2019/2020 – IGP Adamu Mohammed
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Nigerian police did very well in 2019/2020 – IGP Adamu Mohammed

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has said that the Nigeria Police Force did very well in 2019/2020. The police chief maintained that when he came onboard, there were many issues related to banditry and kidnappings, especially along the Abuja-Kaduna road. He stated that this has been taken care of. Adamu said; "Apart from the insurgency that is being successfully dealt with in the northeast, there were issues in the northcentral in terms of farmers-herders conflicts and even kidnappings. “We restrategized, created an operation, Puff Adder. We retrained our Special Forces, we identified police officers that have been in the theatre of operations in the northeast before they went and came back. “We retrained them and sent them to the field. So we were able to...
State Commissioners Don’t Need My Approval To Make Decisions – IGP Adamu
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State Commissioners Don’t Need My Approval To Make Decisions – IGP Adamu

Nigeria’s Inspector-general of Police Mohammed Adamu has said the force is already implementing the decentralisation of the decision-making structure of the police, stating that Commissioners of Police in the 36 states of the country do not need his approval before taking decisions in their areas of jurisdiction. Adamu on Wednesday featured on an ARISE News program where he said police commissioners in the several state commands in the country are in charge of making decisions in the state as it relates to crime and criminality and maintaining law and order. According to the Inspector-general of police, state commissioners of police do not need to get approvals from his office or the office of the Assistant-inspector general of police in charge of the zone before taking decisions...
One Injured As IG Adamu’s Orderly Misfires AK-47 Rifle In Abuja Beer Parlour
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One Injured As IG Adamu’s Orderly Misfires AK-47 Rifle In Abuja Beer Parlour

An Abuja resident has been hospitalised in critical condition after being hit by bullets discharged by an AK-47 service rifle of a police officer attached to Inspector-General Mohammed Adamu. Abba Bashir received at least two gunshot wounds from the officer, identified as Inspector Magaji, during an early morning drinking bout in an Abuja beer parlour on Saturday, sources told Peoples Gazette. The officer works with Mr. Adamu and Illiya Doma, an assistant police commissioner who also serves as his principal staff officer (two). The incident occurred around 8:00 a.m. at a roadside beer parlour in Apo, sources said. The matter was immediately hushed up while the victim was moved to an undisclosed hospital. He had received emergency treatment at Cedarcrest Hospital before being relo...
‘No Tear Gas, No Helmet’ — Senior Police Officers Tell IGP How #EndSARS Went Out
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‘No Tear Gas, No Helmet’ — Senior Police Officers Tell IGP How #EndSARS Went Out

When Mohammed Adamu, the inspector-general of police, called 77 commanders of the anti-riot squad, known as mobile police (MOPOL), to a post-End SARS protests review meeting, he got more than he bargained for. Also present at the meeting, which was held at the force headquarters in Abuja on Monday, November 30, were members of the police management team, counter-terrorism commanders and special protection unit commanders who were brought together to “take stock” of the End SARS protests. Most of the MOPOL commanders who raised complaints were initially diplomatic — and the message was most likely lost on the inspector-general, who had told them to speak their minds so that the mayhem would not repeat itself. His aim, he had said, was to study what they got wrong and what they ...
#EndSARS Protesters Wanted Buhari Removed From Office – IGP Adamu
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#EndSARS Protesters Wanted Buhari Removed From Office – IGP Adamu

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has said the recent #EndSARS protest in Nigeria was aimed at removing President Muhammadu Buhari from office. Mr Adamu made the claim, Tuesday, in Port Harcourt, during a meeting between the leaders of the South-south region and a delegation from Nigeria’s presidency, according to a press statement from the Rivers State Government House. “Adamu alleged that intelligence has confirmed that the EndSARS protest was funded from within and outside the country,” said the statement issued by Governor Nyesom Wike’s media aide, Kelvin Ebiri. “He further added that one of the primary objectives of the protest was to effect a regime change,” the statement said. The police chief said fake news gave “impetus” to the protests which lasted ...
EndSARS: Hundreds Of Resignations By Police Officers Rejected By The IGP
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EndSARS: Hundreds Of Resignations By Police Officers Rejected By The IGP

Resignation letters from hundreds of officers in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests have allegedly been rejected by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu. Senior officers confided in The Guardian that hundreds of policemen were ready to leave after their humiliation and burning of stations. “There is no amount of talk that will assuage the anger of policemen. We are very angry. Many of my colleagues tendered their resignation, but they are not accepting it. The morale is terribly low. Our officers were dehumanised. Some were killed. Many of us don’t have offices anymore. Nigerians should ask us to go if they don’t need police anymore. Are we not also Nigerians? Why should we be treated like animals?” an officer fumed. IGP Adamu had vowed to arrest perpetrators in...
Don’t Allow Rahama Sadau’s Photo Threaten Public Peace – IGP Adamu Reacts To Rahama Sadau Controversial Dress & Photos On Social Media
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Don’t Allow Rahama Sadau’s Photo Threaten Public Peace – IGP Adamu Reacts To Rahama Sadau Controversial Dress & Photos On Social Media

Mohammed Adamu, the inspector-general of police (IGP), has called on Umar Muri, Kaduna state commissioner of police, to address the controversy trailing a recent photo by Rahama Sadau, a Kannywood actress. In a letter signed by Idowu Owohunwa, the principal staff officer to the IGP, Adamu also directed Muri to “furnish him with updates accordingly.” “I am to convey the directive of the Inspector General of Police that you treat proactively with a view to ensuring that the development does not result in any act that could threaten public peace and security,” the letter read. “The Inspector-General of Police further directs that you furnish him with updates accordingly.” Last Sunday, Sadau had sparked controversy on Twitter after she shared a photo of herself in a backless dres...
#EndSARS: Police To Promote Officers Killed, Injured During Recent Rampage — IGP
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#EndSARS: Police To Promote Officers Killed, Injured During Recent Rampage — IGP

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has disclosed that policemen killed during the EndSARS protests across the country would be promoted to their next rank. Mr Adamu stated this on Wednesday in Benin City, Edo State, while addressing police officers at the state police command during his working visit to boost their morale. The IGP also inspected the burnt police stations in the state, in company with the Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu; Assistant-Inspector General of Police (AIG), Zone 5, Sholla David; and CP, Babatunde Kokumo, on Wednesday. Seven police stations were burnt in Benin City by thugs, while several security vehicles were also burnt in the process. Mr Adamu said the police were working with the Police Service Commission (PSC) to ensure that officers...
Police Service Commission Warns Policemen To Return To Duty Posts Or Face Dismissal
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Police Service Commission Warns Policemen To Return To Duty Posts Or Face Dismissal

The Police Service Commission has frowned on the refusal of some policemen to return to their duty posts following the killing of about 22 cops during the violence that broke out in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests across the country. The PSC said Public Service Rules, which also applies to members of the Nigeria Police Force, prescribes dismissal for any officer that deserted his job, while admonishing them to put the killing of their colleagues behind them. The PSC stressed that policemen did not deserve to be killed and should in fact be protected as fellow human beings, but it however noted that the attack on them by hoodlums should not be an excuse for them to stay away from work. PSC spokesperson, Mr Ikechukwu Ani, said the attacks on the police were not good for t...
IG Tells Police Officers To Protect Themselves Against Physical Attacks
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IG Tells Police Officers To Protect Themselves Against Physical Attacks

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has asked the personnel of the force to protect themselves against attacks from any quarter. He said the men and officers have the right to defend themselves in case of physical danger. The IGP spoke on Friday during an assessment tour of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command, Abuja, where he also encouraged the operatives who had abandoned the streets for the past five days following the killing of over 20 policemen in the violence that rocked the country. Adamu alleged that the #EndSARS protesters were out to demoralise the personnel, adding that the government and the Nigeria Police Force would soon roll out packages for the families of the deceased officers. He stated, “The unity of this country lies in the support t...
#EndSARS: IGP Adamu Replies Amnesty International, Says Policemen Didn’t Shoot Protesters
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#EndSARS: IGP Adamu Replies Amnesty International, Says Policemen Didn’t Shoot Protesters

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has rejected reports by global rights organisation, Amnesty International, that police officer shot at #EndSARS protesters. He described Amnesty’s report of October 21, 2020, that police personnel shot at peaceful protesters as “untrue, misleading and contrary to all available empirical evidence”. Adamu said police officers, instead, “acted professionally, exercised commendable restraints and some paid the supreme price for peace during the recent protests and ensuing violence in some parts of the country.” This was contained in a statement on Friday titled, ‘EndSARS Protests: Police Personnel Were Professional And Exercised Maximum Restraints – IGP Tells Amnesty Int’l’. The statement was signed by Force Public Relations Offi...
EndSARS Protest: We Feel Abandoned – Police Officers
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EndSARS Protest: We Feel Abandoned – Police Officers

While millions of Nigerians have been wondering why hoodlums have been given a free reign to run riot over Lagos, Ilorin, Jos and many other cities without being checked by policemen, some senior serving officers have explained that most of them are reluctant to intervene following the widespread bashing from the same people they have been trying to protect in the past. His revelation has shed light on the fact that despite the order of the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu for the deployment of Mobile Anti-riot units across the country – on the strength of the widespread destruction his order has largely been ignored. However, clearly disturbed by the continued looting, Adamu yesterday gave fresh or- ders to the police hierarchy to reclaim the “public space’ and restor...
IGP reportedly orders withdrawal of policemen from VIPs amid #EndSARS protests
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IGP reportedly orders withdrawal of policemen from VIPs amid #EndSARS protests

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has reportedly ordered the withdrawal of police officers attached to very important persons (VIP) in Nigeria.   According to TheCable, the directive was issued via a police wireless message on Wednesday, October 21, and is expected to take effect immediately.   This development comes following two weeks of End SARS protests by Nigerians demanding an end to police brutality in the country.   In the directive issued to police zonal commands, only those attached to government houses, the senate president and the speaker of the house of representatives are exempted.   “Inspector-general of police directs you to withdraw all protect personnel attache...
#EndSARS: IGP orders immediate deployment of anti-riot police officers nationwide
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#EndSARS: IGP orders immediate deployment of anti-riot police officers nationwide

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate deployment of anti-riot police unit to protect lives and property of Nigerians nationwide.   In a statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Frank Mba on Tuesday October 20, the police boss directed all state Commissioners of Police to identify and isolate law-breakers from peaceful protesters, immediately arrest and diligently prosecute such perpetrators of violence in their respective Commands.   He also called on residents in Edo state to come forward with useful information that can help in the re-arrest of the prisoners that escaped during the jailbreaks in the state on Monday, October 19.   The statement reads The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A A...
IGP Lists Requirements For SWAT Operatives As Training Begins Monday
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IGP Lists Requirements For SWAT Operatives As Training Begins Monday

Mohammed Adamu, on Sunday, revealed the requirements for officers to be trained in the new police tactical team to replace the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad. He said the training of selected officers for the Special Weapons and Tactics team would commence on Monday, October 19, 2020. The IGP noted that no ex-SARS operatives were shortlisted in the SWAT team. Adamu also explained that “the officers selected for the training are young, smart and energetic officers who have acquired not less than seven (7) years working experience with clean service records – no pending disciplinary matters, no record of violation of rights of citizens or misuse of firearms – and are physically fit to withstand the rigour of SWAT Training and Operations. “The selected officers shall be ...
Some EndSARS Protesters Displaying Mob Mentality – Keyamo
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Some EndSARS Protesters Displaying Mob Mentality – Keyamo

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, SAN, says the ongoing #EndSARS protest rocking the country is becoming a mob action. According to him, some criminal elements have mixed with genuine protesters to unleash terror on citizens and members of the Nigeria Police Force. The minister said the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), was committed to improved welfare for members of the police, noting that the President increased salaries of policemen in the country two years ago. Keyamo was reacting to one of the demands of #EndSARS protesters who want better remuneration for police officers nationwide. MCI had earlier reported that after days of protests against the brutality and extrajudicial killings by operatives of the Spe...
SWAT: Six Things To Know About New Police Unit
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SWAT: Six Things To Know About New Police Unit

The Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu has created a new unit known as Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team which will fill the gaps arising from the dissolution of the defunct SARS. Last Sunday, he disbanded the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) due to alleged extra-judicial killings, wanton arrests and dispossession of property through physical assault and other intimidation tactics. Here are six things you need to know about the new unit: 1. Prospective members of this new team will undergo psychological and medical examination to ascertain their fitness and eligibility for the new assignment. 2. These members are to commence training at the different Police tactical training institutions nationwide, next week. 3. The training schedules are as follows; A...
Presidential Panel On Police Reforms Swings Into Action, Okays 5-point Demand
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Presidential Panel On Police Reforms Swings Into Action, Okays 5-point Demand

Following directives by President Muhammadu Buhari on dissolution of Special Anti-Robbery Squad and immediate response to yearnings of citizens, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, convened a meeting with stakeholders, agreeing to meet demands, which include halting use of force against protesters and unconditional release of arrested citizens. The meeting, organized by the Office of the Inspector General of Police and National Human Rights Commission, was a multi-stakeholders’ forum attended by leaders and representatives of civil society organisations in Nigeria, activists from the entertainment industry and the ENDSARS movement and development partners. The Ministry of Police Affairs and Police Service Commission were also present at the meeting that affirmed that...

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