The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has dragged President Muhammadu Buhari to court over the decision to elong the tenure of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu.
President Buhari extended the stay of the IGP who had in February clocked the mandatory 35 years in service and was expected to have been replaced.
The Public Interest Litigation Committee of the NBA, in a suit filed on Thursday at a federal high court in Lagos, is seeking an order asking Adamu to vacate office.
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The lawyers argued that Adamu’s continuous stay in office is in contravention of the provisions of section 215(1)(a) of the constitution.
The NBA sought an order “setting aside the purported elongation of the tenure” of the IGP.
“An order directing the 3rd Defendant to vacate forthwith the office of the Inspector General of Police and refund all salaries, allowances and benefits received from February 1, 2021, (when he retired from the Police Force) to the coffers of the Federal Government of Nigeria”, the suit read.