The tenure elongation of the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu by Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has attracted legal battle as the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has dragged the country’s president to court.
The suit was filed before a Lagos High Court challenging Buhari’s decision to extend Adamu’s tenure.
Recall that candidreporters.com earlier reported that the Nigeria’s inspector general of police, Mohammed Adamu had in February attained the retirement age after recording 35 years in service, but the president appeared not to have considered the provisions of the Nigerian constitution on retirement.
In the suit filed by the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), they asking Adamu to vacate office.
The lawyers argued that Adamu’s continuous stay in office is in contravention of the provisions of section 215(1)(a) of the constitution.
The NBA sought an order “setting aside the purported elongation of the tenure” of the IGP.
The suit reads: “An order directing the 3rd Defendant to vacate forthwith the office of the Inspector General of Police and refund all salaries, allowances and benefits received from February 1, 2021, (when he retired from the Police Force) to the coffers of the Federal Government of Nigeria.”