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Abuja Federal high court dismisses motion seeking to stop Adamu’s tenure extension as IGP

The motion, seeking that Mohammed Adamu’s tenure extension as Inspector General Of Police, IGP, be annulled, has been dismissed by the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday.

The presiding Judge, Justice Ahmed Mohammed, gave the judgment discarding the motion file with suit number; FHC/ABJ/CS/106/21 by a member of the legal arm, Maxwell Opara, and contested by his lawyer, Ugochukwu Ezekiel.

Ezekiel, in his argument, prayed to the court that the application was filed pursuant to section 215,216 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), including section 7 of the Nigeria Police Act 2020 and the provision of the court.

In the suit filed before the High Court, Opara sued President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, the Federation’s Attorney General, and the Ministry of Justice.

In his motion, Opara asks the court to pass an order disallowing Adamu from parading himself as the IGP and asking the court to give the defendant 30 days to respond to the suit.

In response to the complainant’s request, the Judge says that the order would contradict the provision of the law.

“The prayer one is hereby refused,” he ruled.

Mohammed further states that the defendants shall be notified of the second plea of the plaintiff.

The IGP was represented in the court by Alex Izinyon, SAN, but the 1st, 3rd, and 4th defendants were not duly represented.

The case was later adjourned till Feb. 24 for continued hearing.

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