IGP Adamu pin: 3 DIG, 10 AIG left
The three Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) and 10 Assistant Inspector General (AIG) are legally required to resign from the Nigerian police force as Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adam bows on February 1.
Six of the remaining 19 AIGs will also be destroyed this year between March and October in a storm of resignations that will also affect some police commissioners.
Adamu is expected to step down along with the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of the Police in charge of logistics and supply, Aminchi Baraya; Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of the Intelligence Directorate and former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), DIG Ibrahim Lamorde and DIG Nkpa Inakwu, who is among the top five officers in December 2020, but he was not awarded a wallet due to poor health.
Sunday Sun checks on the rosters of the current police roster also revealed that AIG leaving the PGI in charge include AIG Hosea Karma, AIG Mohammed Mustafa, AIG Jonah Mawa, AIG Olusollah David and AIG Yununa Babas. … Others are AIG Nkereuvem Akpan, AIG Olafimikhan Adeoye, AIG Agunbiade Lasore, AIG Undi Adi and AIG Olugbenga Adeyanu.
The event has sparked dismay and dismay at the Louis Edet House police headquarters in Abuja, as the struggle of those who inherited the outgoing PGI moves into zero hour amid increasing reports of lobbying for its extension.
Among those rumored to be preparing to take over for Adam are three Deputy Inspector General of Police, two Assistant Inspector General of Police and a Police Commissioner newly appointed Assistant Inspector General of Police, Force CID Annex, Lagos. These include DIG Sanusi Lemu, DIG Usman Alkali Baba, DIG Dan Mallam Mohammed, AIG Hafiz Inuwa, AIG Garba Umar and CP Dasuki Galadanchi who recently completed a course at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Plateau State …
However, there are rumors that some political hawks are trying to pressure the Police Services Commission (PSC) to expedite its next regular meeting, during which it makes far-reaching decisions regarding senior police officers, including discipline and promotions.
CP Dasuki, who is ranked second among 97 police commissioners currently on duty, is expected to benefit from the upcoming promotion to the AIG rank. Reports indicated that he had already been assigned to CID in Lagos as an AIG agent ahead of his early promotion to merit at the next PSC meeting.
The unconfirmed pressure on the PSC to rush to its next session has come from the desperation of some powerful brokers seeking to maintain the status quo to ensure their favorite plum job candidates overcome obstacles, according to authoritative security sources. prescribed by the 2020 Police Law, as amended, which was signed by President Muhammadu Bukhari on 17 September 2020.
Specifically, the new Police Act provides, among other things, that the person appointed by the IGP is a senior police officer of at least Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) rank, with at least the required academic qualifications. first degree or equivalent in addition to professional and managerial experience.
Section 111 of Section 7 (6) of the Act, repealing Chapter P19, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004, prescribed a single four-year term of office for the person appointed to the PGI office, subject to Section 18. (
, which stipulates that each police officer, upon recruitment or appointment, will serve in the Nigerian police for 35 years or until they reach the age of 60, whichever comes first.
While there were initially concerns that the Court of Appeal ruling issued last year in a legal dispute over a warrant between PSC and PGI would temporarily interfere with the implementation of the 2020 Police Act, legal experts said they had clarified that they had only quashed part of the law related to the mandate of the KPS.
The Sunday Sun inspections revealed that, under the 2020 Police Act, all three DIGs and two AIGs vying for the IGP office were caught in a net of obstacles as none of them were four years old. layout. service is a legal prerequisite for eligibility. While DIG Sanusi Lemu will leave the police on January 30, 2023, DIG Usman Baba and DIG Dan Mallam Mohammed will be released on March 1, 2023 and December 18, 2023, respectively.
Likewise, the chances of the two AIGs seeking a higher position are also limited by their retirement dates, which were not in line with the provisions of the new Police Act to issue a warrant to the police department. IGP. AIG Garba Umar has May 15, 2023 as its retirement date, and Hafiz Inuwa’s AIG is slated for March 21, 2024.
Interestingly, only one of the 29 AIGs currently on duty with general duty officers is not hindered by any provision of the 2020 Police Act, but experts have indicated that they have an unofficial hidden obstacle that needs to be removed. Born on June 1, 1970, AIG Moses Jitobo, originally from the southern flank of the country, has another nine years of service, but is not one of the names passed off as PGI’s frontline positions.
A NIPSS alumnus, Jitobo is currently DIG’s head of Research and Planning, and prior to his recent deployment was AIG’s Border Patrol unit. Multi-degree and PhD in Geographic Information Systems from the Abia State University graduate school, including AIG, who led the Zone 8 Police Headquarters, and the Police Commissioner at State Police Headquarters, User Adamawa.
Meanwhile, the only senior police officer of northern origin who is not tied to the provisions of the police law is Dasuki Galadanchi, the police commissioner, who is expected to step down on March 3, 2025. However, his only snag is that he has not yet reached the approved AIG level to be eligible for the PGI nomination.
This, security sources said, could have sparked an alleged push for the CPS to hold a regular meeting as soon as possible in order to increase its chances of what appears to be a game of chance and determination on the part of the Police Council led by President Bukhari. defend the principles of the Constitution and the rule of law.
Source: – Sunnews