Buhari Appoints Mohammed Adamu As IGP, Ibrahim Idris Bows Out

President Muhammadu Buhari, assisted by outgoing Police boss Ibrahim Idris, decorates the new IGP, Mohammed Adamu,

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr Mohammed Adamu as the acting Inspector General of Police.

This was disclosed on Tuesday after outgoing IGP, Ibrahim Idris, and Adamu met with the President inside the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

After the meeting, Adamu thanked President Buhari for appointing him and promised to restrategise to effectively tackle kidnapping and other security challenges in the country.

Mr Adamu’s appointment finally brings to an end the controversy surrounding the retirement of Mr Idris as there were speculations that President Buhari might extend his tenure.

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See photos of President Buhari decorating the new IGP below:

President Buhari decorates the new IGP, Mohammed Adamu, inside the State House on Tuesday… January 15, 2019

 

The Force Public Relations Officer Jimoh Moshood also announced Mr Adamu’s appointment in a statement after the meeting at the Presidential Villa.

According to him, President Buhari asked Mr Idris to hand over to Mr Adamu following his retirement from service at the age of 60.

The police spokesman said, “The outgoing Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, NPM, mni deeply thank the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria for the opportunity given to him to serve under his administration as Inspector General of Police.”

“He also sincerely expresses gratitude to all Nigerians across the country for the cooperation and support they accorded him and the entire personnel of the Force during his tenure.

“He enjoined them to extend the same level of support and assistance to his successor, Ag. IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, mni,” he added.

Acting IGP Adamu hails from Lafia, Nasarawa State and holds a bachelor’s degree in Geography.

He enlisted into the police on February 1, 1986, as Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police.

The new police boss attended several Senior Officer Courses on Law Enforcement, Crime Prevention, Control and Management within and outside Nigeria.

Before his appointment as the acting IGP, he was a Directing Staff at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos, Plateau State.

He had also served as Commissioner of Police in Ekiti and Enugu States, as well as Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 5 Police Command Headquarters, Benin, Edo State.

CUPP Warns New Police Boss Against Clampdown On Opposition

CUPP Warns New Police Boss Against Clampdown On Opposition
Acting IGP Mohammed Adamu addresses reporters in Abuja on January 15, 2019.

 

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has demanded a commitment from the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Mohammed Adamu, not to be biased.

It made the called through its spokesman, Mr Ugochinyere Ikenga, who addressed a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday.

The coalition warned the new police boss against intimidating members of the opposition parties ahead of the general elections.

“The opposition is demanding that the new acting Inspector General of Police should make a commitment to the political parties, not engage in the massive arrest of opposition leaders few days or hours to the elections,” Ikenga said.

“He must make that commitment to political stakeholders that the police will not go to the homes of opposition leaders, 24 or 48 hours to the elections and start arresting them.”

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CUPP, however, appealed to Mr Adamu to release those it described as ‘political prisoners’ in the custody of the police before his appointment as IGP.

It also asked the new police boss to stop the purported pre-election clampdown on opposition party agents and indiscriminate posting of police commissioners.

“We want him to make a commitment that the police will not continue the attitude of indiscriminate posting and reporting of police commissioners few days or hours to elections, including DPOs and state operational officers of the police,” Ikenga added.

The coalition further announced a seven-day ceasefire and called on its members not to attack the Nigeria Police Force.

According to it, the members have been criticising the police for their alleged unhealthy attitude towards the opposition, an action it said can create tension in the polity.

President Muhammadu Buhari had directed the former IGP, Mr Ibrahim Idris, to hand over to Mr Adamu following his retirement from police at the age of 60.

Acting IGP Adamu hails from Lafia, Nasarawa State and holds a bachelor’s degree in Geography.

He enlisted into the police on February 1, 1986, as Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police.

Before his appointment, the new police boss was a Directing Staff at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos, Plateau State.

Alleged N92m Fraud: EFCC Arraigns Ex-Nasarawa Gov’s Son, Adamu

Alleged N92m Fraud: EFCC Arraigns Ex-Nasarawa Gov’s Son, Adamu
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned Mohammed Adamu, son of former governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Adamu.

Adamu was arraigned on Wednesday alongside one Felix Ojiako on five counts of money laundering before Justice J. K. Dagat of the Federal High Court sitting in Kano.

The anti-graft agency revealed the development in a statement signed by the EFCC Acting Head of Media and Publicity, Mr Samin Amaddin.

Adamu’s trouble followed a petition by one Atta Esin, the Executive Director of Biolocks Technologies Limited.

He alleged that the defendants used his company’s name (Biolocks) to execute a contract without his knowledge, claiming that the contract resulted in the accumulation of withholding tax to the tune of N1,311,519.99.

The EFCC said while the petitioner claimed the contract worth N26,230,399.60, an investigation into the alleged fraud revealed that the actual contract sum was N92,036,490.

They said Adamu and his co-accused allegedly perpetrated the fraud by forging the board resolution of the company, in order to open a new account in the company’s name where the proceeds of the contract were subsequently deposited.

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty when it was read to them.

In view of their pleas, the prosecuting counsel, B. M. Buhari, asked the court for a date to commence trial.

Adamu’s counsel, Mamman Lawal, also raised no objection but prayed the court to admit his clients to bail.

Buhari opposed the bail application with a seven-paragraph counter affidavit.

He, however, left the discretion to or not to grant the application to the court.

Justice Daggard consequently adjourned till February 7 for ruling on the bail application and ordered the defendants to be remanded in EFCC custody.

SSS Arrest 12 Boko Haram Members In Abuja

12 members of the Boko Haram have been arrested by the Department Of State Services (DSS) behind Apo Legislative Quarters in Abuja, a statement by the Deputy Director, Public Relations Of the State Services, Marilyn Ogar said on Friday.

 The statement added that the operation “was sequel to information obtained from two (2) Boko Haram elements Kamal Abdullahi and Mohammed Adamu, who had earlier been arrested for terrorist activities. They led the security team to uncompleted buildings where arms were purported to have been buried underground”.

She noted that when the “team commenced digging for the arms, they came under heavy gunfire attack by other Boko Haram elements within the area, which prompted immediate response from the security team.

As a result, some persons were injured and twelve (12) others have been arrested in connection with the incident, and are making useful statements”.

The DSS however said “Normalcy has returned to the area. Members of the public are advised to go about their normal businesses, as appropriate security measures have been placed to ensure the safety of citizens in the FCT”.

It therefore “reiterated the need for all Nigerians to be vigilant of their immediate environment and promptly report suspicious activities to security agencies. Our National security must remain the collective responsibility of all Nigerians”.

Man Arrested For Killing His Three-Month-Old Child

The Niger State Police Command has arrested Mr. Mohammed Adamu for allegedly killing his three months old son.

The mother of the baby and the ex-wife of the suspect had gone to collect the monthly upkeep of the baby as directed by the court when the suspect engaged her in a fight and forcefully collected the baby.

Mallama Shamsiya, a passerby, who sensed danger quickly rushed to her family house and alerted some members of her family. They however met his absence when they got there.

Concerned about the safety of the baby, they waited for him and they were surprised that at his arrival he was not with the three month old baby and they promptly reported to the Police.

The Niger state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Pius Edoboor while confirming the incident to Channels Television in Minna noted that upon interrogation by the Police, the suspect admitted  killing the boy. He also said he buried him in his neighbourhood.

The Police spokesman however noted that an investigation has been launched into the case. He also said the command is putting arrangements in place to exhume the corpse for medical examination.