Police Faults Calls For IGP’s Sack, Imprisonment

The ex-personnel joined the police as recruit constables in 1984 and 1986 respectively, he said.

A file photo of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba


The Nigeria Police Force has faulted calls for the sack and imprisonment of the Inspector General of Police Usman Baba Alkali.

The police faulted the call in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer Olumuyiwa Adejobi.

Last April, some retired police officers approached the National Industrial Court to challenge their termination from service. They demanded the IGP’s sack on the grounds that they got a favourable judgment ordering their reinstatement.

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But in the statement, the Force spokesman stated that ex-personnel joined the police as recruit constables in 1984 and 1986 respectively.

“The Nigeria Police Force has described the call for the sack and imprisonment of the Inspector-General of Police by some retired police officers who claimed to have gotten a judgment for their reinstatement into the Force as baseless and mischievous,” the statement read.

“It would be recalled that some retired police officers went to the National Industrial Court in April 2022 to challenge their retirement. Judgment was however delivered in their favour by the court. The said judgment, which has been appealed in suit number: NICN/AB/21M/2023 filed by the Nigeria Police legal team on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, and is currently in court awaiting a hearing and subsequent judgement on the appeal, is inconsistent with the provisions of the Public Service Rules on the basis for retirement from public service.

“For the records, the said retired police officers joined the Nigeria Police Force as recruit constables in 1984 and 1986 respectively. Having served for ten years and over, they were privileged to be admitted as Force Entrants into Cadet Inspector Courses 33, 34, and 35 of the Nigeria Police Academy in 1994, 1996, and 2000 respectively.

“It is pertinent to note that “Force Entrant” is a scheme by the Nigeria Police Force where deserving officers with requisite educational records are upgraded to a higher cadre after a brief training period at the Police Academy or at any approved Police College, and as such, not a fresh appointment.”