Acting IGP arrives Villa


Set to take over from the outgoing Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Tuesday, visited the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He arrived the Villa at around 10.55 a.m and went straight to the office of Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari.

A Presidency source had on Monday confirmed that a replacement to the retiring IGP would be named on Tuesday, among the shortlisted candidates.

One of the persons said to be on the shortlist is AIG Adamu Mohammed.

If appointed, the DIGs ahead of him in rank may be required to go on compulsory retirement.

“Yes, the IGP Ibrahim Idris is retiring tomorrow and possibly an acting Inspector-General maybe named very soon.

“But I will advise that you wait for official statement to that effect,’’ the source maintained.

The out-going IGP Idris, whose mandatory 35 years in service expired on Jan. 4, is due to leave the services of the Nigeria Police Force today (Jan. 15) after clocking 60 years of age today, Jan, 15.

The agenda of the meeting between the President’s Chief of Staff and the police boss is unknown as the out-going IGP Idris was seen performing his last public official duty of wreath laying at the Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration in Abuja on Tuesday.

The meeting between the president’s chief of staff and Mohmmed Adamu was still ongoing as at the time of filing this report.

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