Breaking: IGP Adamu reportedly retires 7 senior officers
Reports have emerged that the acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has retired seven deputy inspector-general of police who are his seniors.
Premium Times, citing police sources on Sunday, January 27, listed the officers affected by the retirement to include:
1. Maigari Dikko, the DIG in charge of finance and administration
2. Habila Joshak, the DIG in charge of operations
3. Emmanuel Inyang, information and communications technology
4. Agboola Oshodi-Glover, logistics and supply
5. Mohammed Katsina, research and planning
6. Sani Mohammed, training and development
7. Peace Ibekwe-Abdallah, federal criminal investigation and intelligence
The newspaper states that the retirement of the senior officers would be announced formally later by the police force, noting that police spokesperson, Frank Mba’s telephone was switched off at the time of the report on the retirement emerged.
The seven officers were said to have joined the police before IGP Adamu, who was appointed on January 15 after the former IG Ibrahim Idris was retired when he attained 60 years.
The retirement of the officers is said to be in line with the norm in the police force that recommends the retirement of senior police officers when an officer junior to them in service or lower in rank is appointed to lead the institution.
In another report, the acting IGP, Mohammed Adamu, was said to have on Thursday, January 24, asked members of an election committee set up by immediate past IGP Ibrahim Idris to explain how about N311.640 million given to the committee was disbursed.
Daily Independent reports that the Force Headquarters sources allegedly hinted that some of the committee members reported and were interrogated, but were allowed go back to their various commands.