Court rules in favour of IGP

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday dismissed the suit challenging the ongoing recruitment exercise of 10,000 police constables by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu.

Delivering judgement on Monday, Justice Inyang Ekwo held that it is the Police Service Council under the leadership of the Inspector General of Police that is statutorily empowered to enlist constables into the force.

Mr Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja dismissed the suit brought by the Police Service Commission (PSC), challenging the power of the IGP to recruit personnel into the force.

He, therefore, dismissed the PSC’s suit for lacking in merit.

The judge held that PSC has been unable to prove that the recruitment usurps its powers.

“Consequently, I hold that (it is) the police…

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