NBA drags Buhari to court for extending Adamu’s tenure as IG of Police

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has taken President Muhammadu Buhari to court, for extending the tenure of the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu.

NBA filed the suit before a Lagos High Court on Friday.

Adamu attained the retirement age in February after reaching 35 years in service, but Buhari has extended his tenure.

However, the Public Interest Litigation Committee of the NBA sought a court order asking Adamu to vacate office.

The lawyers argued that Adamu’s continuous stay in office is in contravention of the provisions of section 215(1)(a) of the constitution.

The NBA sought an order “setting aside the purported elongation of the tenure” of the IGP.

“An order directing the 3rd Defendant to vacate forthwith the office of the Inspector General of Police and refund all salaries, allowances and benefits received from February 1, 2021, (when he retired from the Police Force) to the coffers of the Federal Government of Nigeria”, the suit read.

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