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Police Debunk N2bn Bribe by ‘IGP’ for ‘Tenure Extension’

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•As MURIC commends Kano Govt over ban on Islamic Cleric

Jude Johnson

The Nigerian Police High Command, on Monday, denied allegations that the ‘Inspector-General of Police (IGP)’ Mohammed Adamu, paid over N2 billion for the ‘tenure extension’ by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Global Sentinel notes by the Police Act recently signed into law that the Adamu ought to have automatically retired following the expiration 35 years of service and constitutionally not subject to extension.


This disclaimer was contained in a statement issued by Frank Mba, the Police spokesman, in Abuja.


“The Force wishes to state categorically that the extension of service of the IGP was strictly the prerogative of the President and was never paid for as maliciously reported in the publication.


“Also, the insinuations also by Sahara Reporters that the IGP did not “celebrate” his extension smacks of ignorance and a pathetic misplacement of priority. The extension does not call for merry-making or celebration but a time for more work, rededication to duty, and selfless service to the nation.


“The IGP, while assuring the nation of an unwavering commitment by the Force under his leadership, to improved service delivery, safety and security of the citizenry; enjoins members of the public to disregard and discountenance the publication by Sahara Reporters as evidently untrue and unfounded.


“The IGP is undistracted and the Force remains motivated and committed to delivering on its mandate; especially the task of neutralizing current and emerging internal security threats,” the statement read.


Furthermore, the IGP has directed his legal team to commence legal actions against the online publishers.

Meanwhile, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), a human rights organisation; has commended the Kano State Government for banning an Islamic scholar, Sheikh Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabarah for alleged inciteful preaching

Kano State Government banned Nasir-Kabara, for inciteful preaching on February 4.

The commendation is contained in a statement issued by the Director of MURIC, Prof. Ishaq Akintola.


”The action of the Kano state government is necessary to prevent any breakdown of law and order; occasioned by the comments and actions of the Islamic Scholar.


“We commend Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje for taking this proactive step. This is not the time to allow the outbreak of the religious crisis.


”Trouble makers are waiting out there to capitalise on any little breakdown of law and order to foment trouble.


”The governor deserves a pat on the back. We hope other state governors will act promptly to nip any crisis that rears its ugly head in the bud. Nigeria needs peace to develop,” the MURIC Director said.


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