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Tenure extension: Court fixes April 16 to hear suit seeking IGP’s removal

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The Federal Excessive Courtroom, Abuja, has mounted April 16 for judgment within the go well with searching for the removing of the Inspector-Common of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, from workplace.

NAN stories {that a} lawyer, Mr Maxwell Okpara, filed the go well with following the choice of President Muhammadu Buhari to increase the tenure of Adamu because the Inspector-Common of Police by three months after his retirement on Feb. 1.

Okpara contended that by advantage of Part 215 of the 1999 Structure and Part 7 of the Nigeria Police Act, 2020, Adamu couldn’t proceed to operate because the inspector-general, having retired as a serving member of the power.

Okpara, within the go well with, sought an order of the court docket for Adamu to resign from workplace, having spent the obligatory 35 years in service.

The plaintiff, Mr Ugochukwu Ezekiel, and counsel to Adamu, Mr Alex Izinyon (SAN), at a resumed listening to of the case on Tuesday instructed the court docket that that they had efficiently served the 4th defendant with their court docket processes.

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Consequently, they knowledgeable the court docket of their readiness to proceed with the listening to of the matter.

Ezekiel, in adopting his written deal with mentioned he was counting on all of the paperwork he filed.

”We depend on all of the affidavit and reveals hooked up and urge the court docket to grant the reliefs and reply the questions in favour of the plaintiff,” he mentioned.

Nevertheless, Justice Ahmed Mohammed whereas delivering Judgement mounted April 16 to listen to the go well with after events adopted their written addresses.

Tenure extension: Courtroom fixes April 16 to listen to go well with searching for IGP’s removing

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