A New Police IG in The Offing

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Indications from reports reaching South South International are that the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Alhaji Muhammad Adamu will retire on February 1,2021  as number one Police officer in the country.

Also to go along with the Police boss next month are three Deputy Inspectors General of Police (DIGs) and 10 Assistant Inspectors Generals (AIGs). Investigation revealed that six out of the remaining 19 AIGs will also retire from the Force between March and October this year.

By Michael Oba-Joseph

Insiders told our Reporter that the AIGs that would retire with IGP Adamu are AIG Hosea Karma, AIG Olusholla David and AIG Yununa Babas. AIG Mohammed Mustafa, AIG Jonah Mava, Others are AIG Undie Adie, AIG Olugbenga Adeyanju. AIG Nkereuwem Akpan, AIG Olafimihan Adeoye and AIG Agunbiade Lasore, 

There are speculations that  three Deputy Inspectors General of Police, two Assistant Inspectors General of Police and a Commissioner of Police recently deployed as Acting Assistant Inspector General of police, Force CID Annex, Lagos may succeed IGP Adamu 

Sources say they are DIG Sanusi Lemu, DIG Usman Alkali Baba and DIG Dan-Mallam Mohammed. Others are AIG Hafiz Inuwa, AIG Garba Umar and CP Dasuki Galadanchi, who recently completed a course at the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Plateau State.

Findings by our Reporter showed that the new Police Act provides that a person to be appointed IGP shall be a senior police officer not below the rank of an Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), with the requisite academic qualification of not less than a first degree or its equivalent in addition to professional and managerial experience.

Meanwhile, those close to the corridors of power are already serving as go between for those tipped to replace IGP Adamu. How things will play out remains to be seen.

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