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Court rules in suit seeking IGP Adamu’s removal

The Federal Excessive Court docket Abuja, on Wednesday, adjourned till March 16, a swimsuit looking for the removing of the Inspector-Basic of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, from workplace.

Justice Ahmed Mohammed fastened the date following the settlement of counsel within the matter.

Mr Maxwell Okpara approached the court docket, praying for an order that Adamu ought to resign from workplace, having spent the obligatory 35 years in service.

When the matter was known as, counsel to Okpara, Mr U.C. Ejike, instructed the court docket that the matter was slated for listening to of the movement to abridge time.

Ejike, nonetheless, knowledgeable the court docket that the second defendant (the inspector-general) filed a counter-affidavit which was served on his shopper on February 23.

The lawyer additionally instructed the court docket that the opposite defendants within the matter, the president and the attorney-general, had not responded to the movement.

He knowledgeable the court docket that he wanted time to answer the counter affidavit simply as he was anticipating replies from the defendants to his movement to abridge time.

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Responding, counsel to the inspector-general, Mr Alex Ejesieme, SAN, didn’t oppose the appliance for an adjournment, however he knowledgeable the court docket that he was served with the movement late on February 22.

He, nonetheless, stated he was in a position to file a response and serve on the applicant on February 23.

The choose adjourned the matter till March 16 for a listening to of the substantive swimsuit.

The plaintiff, within the swimsuit, along with asking the inspector-general to resign, can also be praying the court docket to restrain him from exercising any type of command over the Nigeria Police.

He additionally contended that Adamu’s tenure elapsed on February 1st by advantage of the Nigeria Police Act.

He maintained that Adamu accomplished his tenure as Inspector-Basic on February 1 after finishing 35 years in service as required by the Nigeria Police Act.

Within the originating summons in swimsuit quantity FHC/ABJ/CS/106/2021, the plaintiff, Maxwell Okpara, needs the court docket to find out, whether or not by provisions of Part 215, 216, and Part 7 of the Nigeria Police Act 2020, Adamu can proceed to operate as inspector-general after February 2.

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The plaintiff additionally requested the court docket to find out whether or not the failure of the president or the Nigeria Police (first and second defendants) to nominate one other inspector-general didn’t represent an abdication of their responsibility.

In a ten paragraph affidavit, deposed by the counsel, Maxwell Okpara (plaintiff), he said that although Adamu was now not a serving Police officer however had continued to operate in that capability.

The plaintiff urged the court docket to find out if the continued keep in workplace by Adamu was not a breach of the provisions of the structure and the Nigeria Police Act.

The plaintiff, subsequently, prayed the court docket to declare unlawful, null and void all actions taken by Adamu from midnight of February 1.

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