BREAKING: Court Rejects Bid To Stop Adamu From ‘Parading Himself As IGP’
An ex-parte motion filed to stop Mohammed Adamu from parading himself as the Inspector General of Police has been rejected by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.
Justice Ahmed Mohammed refused to grant the motion of the plaintiff, Maxwell Opara Esq., filed against President Muhammadu Buhari, IGP Adamu, the Attorney General of the Federation and another.
While IGP Adamu was represented by his counsel, Dr. Alex Izinyon, SAN, other defendants were not represented at the court sitting.
Arguing the case, the plaintiff’s lawyer, Ogochukwu Ezekiel, told the judge that although he had served the processes on the other defendants, he wanted an interim injunction stopping Adamu’s tenure extension by President Buhari, in the interim.
“We urged your lordship to restrain Adamu from parading himself as the IGP,” he said.
Responding, Justice Mohammed said it would be unfair to grant the application since the parties had been served.
He also adjourned the case to February 23, ordering that counsel must be present on that day.
“The motion ex-parte, is hereby refused,” he said.
Recall that president Buhari had extended Adamu’s tenure by 3 months so that he could do further reformation of the police.
But this was criticized by some legal practitioners, especially the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).