President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday sacked Mohammed Adamu as the Inspector-General of Police before the expiration of his tenure extension.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 Adamu had charged men of the state police command not to spare members of Indigenous People of Biafra, adding that there was no hiding place for criminals in the state.
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 He was billed to retire on February 1 but Buhari on February 4 extended his tenure by three months and he had about 28 days to the end of the extended tenure when the President removed him from office on Tuesday.
¶ 7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 SaharaReporters had in February exposed how the former IGP paid over N2 billion to get a one-year extension in office but got only three-month which he refused to celebrate.
¶ 9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 According to a source, Adamu visited traditional rulers and persons of influence across Nigeria and also spent on influencers in the Presidential Villa to get a one-year extension but the efforts did not materialise.
¶ 11 Leave a comment on paragraph 11 The source said: “After spending over N2 billion to get a one-year tenure (extension), he is very upset and has refused to celebrate his tenure extension. He had brought in marabouts (a Muslim holy man or hermit) from Maiduguri well guarded by MOPOL (mobile police) but their predictions didn’t work.
¶ 12 Leave a comment on paragraph 12 “He reportedly visited traditional rulers and persons of influence across Nigeria and spent on villa influencers only to get 3 months and he is very sad about it. When the announcement was made, he locked his door; he did not allow senior officers to congratulate him.
¶ 15 Leave a comment on paragraph 15 The source said an example was the appointment of the aide-de-camp to the Nasarawa State governor and the rapid promotion of a policewoman, Nonye Welle, whom “the IGP claimed was his doctor to the status of Assistant Commissioner of Police while her coursemates are still Superintendents of Police”.