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IGP, PSC Fight Dirty Over Recruitment

Source: Mcebiscoo.com

From the recant controversy between the Police Service Commission, PSC, and the Inspector General of Police, IGP, concerning the recruitment of 10,000 Police constables by the Inspector General of Police, IGP, and his refusal to hand over the exercise to the police service commission, has lead to the Commission reporting the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, Mpn, mni, to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).

The Commission said the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, Mpn, mni, has refused to obey the Appeal Court judgment nullifying his purported mandate to recruit constables into the Nigeria Police Force “because he enjoys the supervision of people bearing arms.”

It was gathered on Friday that the commission complained to the President after the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, Mpn, mni, wrote to the Police Service Commission, PSC, saying he would not hand over the recruitment exercise.

According to the source, the commission in its letter to the President accused the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, Mpn, mni, of setting a bad precedent by failing to obey a court order, adding that the service asked President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to prevail on the police boss.

The official stated,

“The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, Mpn, mni, the chief law officer of the federation, has decided to disobey the judgment of a competent court of law and has yet to secure a stay of execution. The commission obeyed the decision of the lower court even when it had appealed the ruling.

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, Mpn, mni, is still insisting on the judgment of the lower court and the Police Act; he is setting a bad precedent because he enjoys the supervision of people with arms. The commission has, however, written to the President to call the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, Mpn, mni, to order (sic).”

Our correspondent had in an exclusive report revealed that the Police Service Commission, PSC, directed the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, Mpn, mni, to hand over the 2019 and the ongoing 2020 recruitment exercise in a letter dated October 20, 2020, signed by the Commission Chairman, Musiliu Smith.

The agency hinged its demand on the September 2020 Court of Appeal judgment which nullified a lower court ruling dated December 2, 2019, and affirmed the commission’s constitutional mandate to recruit constables into the Nigeria Police Force.

But justifying his refusal to hand over the recruitment exercise in his letter to the commission obtained by Saturday PUNCH, Adamu argued that the NPF had filed a Notice of Appeal on October 2, challenging the Appeal Court judgment “in the exercise of our constitutional right of appeal.”

He further said a Motion on Notice for injunction pending the appeal was equally filed by the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, the Minister of Police Affairs and the office of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, at both the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

“The said Notice of Appeal filed on 2nd October 2020 as well as the Motion on Notice for an injunction pending appeal on 2nd October and 26th October, respectively, have been duly served on the Police Service Commission,“ said the letter.

Source: Mcebiscoo.com
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