President Muhammadu Buhari Exten’sion Of IGP Adamu’s Tenure Violates The Police Act:
The action of President Muhammadu Buhari’s extension of IGP Mohammed Adamu’s Tenure has been criticized by many, because it has been stated that the act runs contrary to the provisions of the Police Act 2020.
The Police Act 2020 in Section 7 (6) fixes a single term of four years without an option of extension of tenure for the holder of the office of the Inspector-General of Police.
“A person appointed to the office of the Inspector-General of Police shall hold office for four years,” it read.
Section 18 (8) of the Act signed by the President on September 15, 2020 also read, “Every police officer shall, on recruitment or appointment, serve in the police force for 35 years or until he attains the age of 60 years, whichever is earlier.”
Mohammed Adamu was expected to leave the office on Monday 1st February 2021, having completed his 35 years maximum stay in service. The police boss enlisted on February 2, 1986.