Court fixes date for judgment In a suit challenging IGP Adamu’s tenure extension

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Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday, March 30, fixed Friday, April 16, to give its final verdict in a suit seeking the removal of Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu.

The suit challenging the legality of the three-month tenure extension of Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Recall that Maxwell Opara, a legal practitioner, subsequently took the IGP to court, contending that by virtue of section 215 of the Nigerian constitution and section 7 of the Nigeria Police Act, 2020, Adamu cannot continue to function as the IGP, having retired as a serving member of the force.

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In a ruling by the presiding judge, Ahmed Mohammed, on Tuesday, the judge fixed April 16 for judgment after Ugochukwu Ezekiel, the plaintiff’s counsel, stated that the hearing notice and other court processes have been served on the Nigerian Police Council (NPC), the fourth defendant in the suit.

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