Nigerian Inspector General of Police retires as government seeks to remove chief justice weeks to elections Updated for 2021

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Updated: March 1, 2021


The Inspector General of Police in Nigeria, Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, retired on Tuesday after a brief meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, just weeks to a tough presidential election next month, even as the government seeks to remove the country’s chief justice over alleged false assets declaration.

On Monday, the code of conduct tribunal adjourned the case involving the Chief Justice of Nigeria to Tuesday. The federal government wants him gone before the elections.

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Idris is has also retired from the Nigeria Police Force at the age of 60 just weeks before the elections.

President Buhari immediately directed him to hand over to the Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, as the Acting Inspector General of Police.  

Adamu hails from Lafia in Nasarawa State and holds a holder of BSc. Geography.

He enlisted into the Force on 1st February 1986 as Cadet Assistant Inspector General of Police.  

In a statement, the police said Abubakar Adamu is a versatile and seasoned Police Officer, a professional per excellence.

He attended several Senior Officer Courses on Law Enforcement, Crime Prevention, Control and Management within and outside Nigeria. Before his appointment as the Acting Inspector General of Police, he was a Directing Staff at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos, Plateau State. He was Commissioner of Police in Ekiti and Enugu States and also Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 5 Police Command Headquarters, Benin, Edo State.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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