Ag IGP Adamu Mohammed Replaces IGP Idris
An Acting Inspector-General of Police (Ag.IGP), Abubakar Adamu Mohammed, has been appointed to replace IGP Idris Ibrahim who proceeds on retirement Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Adamu Mohammed was formally a Commissioner of Polisce in Enugu State.
A source at the Police Headquarters disclosed this, adding that the appointment would be made public any moment from now.
The source further disclosed that Mohammed, who hails from Nasarawa State, was “transferred out of relevance”.
He was said to have been appointed from the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, near Jos, Plateau State.
Mohammed was a Deputy Commissioner of Police in Ekiti State and had served at the Interpol. He rose to the rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG).
His appointment puts paid to the controversy over the tenure of Ibrahim Idris, the out-going IGP. There had been reports of plots to extend Idris’ tenure which opposition parties kicked against.
Idris was expected to have retired on January 3 after completing the mandatory 35 years in service.
A senior presidency official revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari had asked the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, for a legal opinion on the possible extension of Idris’ tenure.
The source said Buhari was favourably disposed to extending Idris’ tenure “by two to three months” but would not want any legal issues around it.
Said he: “The president has asked Malami for a legal opinion on the tenure extension. He does not want to take any decision that will be upturned by the courts”.