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Court adjourns suit seeking removal of IGP to 30th March

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, has adjourned until the 30th of this month, to hear the suit seeking the removal of the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, from office.

The suit before Justice Ahmed Mohammed suffered a setback due to irregular service of originating processes on the Nigerian Police Council.

An Abuja based legal practitioner, Mr. Maxwell Okpara, filed the suit following the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to extend the tenure of Mr. Adamu as Inspector-General of Police by three months after his retirement on the 1st of last month.

By the suit, the plaintiff wants an order of court for Adamu to resign from office, having spent the mandatory 35 years in service.

Counsel to the police, Dr. Alex Izinyon, said the matter was adjourned to ensure that all parties were properly served, adding that they had also filed a notice of objection and merit of the case.

Counsel to the plaintiff, Mr. Ugochukwu Ezekiel, said they were not satisfied with the court’s decision; however they would attempt another service on the Nigerian Police Council.

Other defendants in the matter are the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the IGP Adamu and the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.

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