Fate Of DIGs As Adamu Emerges New IG
Following the resumption of the new Inspector general Police(IGP) Mohammed Adamu, there is a hint that some senior officers within the force will resign.
Recall also that the appointment of Adamu followed the retirement of the former IGP, Ibrahim Idris who had served the Nigeria Police Force for thirty five (35) years.
Naija News learnt that some DIGs are likely to retire along with IGP Idris because of their seniority in rank to the new IGP.
They include: DIG Maigari Dikko (Finance and Administration); DIG Joshak Habila (Operations); DIG Emmanuel Iyang (Information Communication Technology), DIG Sani Mohammed (Training and Development) and DIG Agboola Oshodi-Glover (Logistics and Supply).
However, DIG Mohammed Musa Katsina (Research and Planning), and DIG Peace Abdullah (Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department), promoted in October 2018, may decide to work with the new IGP, a top police source said.
Recall that when AIG Idris emerged as the successor of former IGP Solomon Arase, many DIGs had to retire because the new police boss was their junior.
Adamu, who is 56 years in age, is an indigene of Lafia, Nasarawa State and enlisted into the Force on 1st February, 1986 as Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police.
He holds Masters of Science Degree (MSc) in International Criminal Justice Systems from the University of Portsmouth, England and a Bachelor of Science (BSC) Hons Geography from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
He had both his primary and secondary education in Nasarawa State (formerly part of Plateau State).
He is known as an experienced detective who received training from various institutions within and outside Nigeria.
Adamu also carried out several criminal investigations for Nigeria in the United Kingdom, United States, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, The Netherlands, and several West African countries.
The new police boss had equally worked at various times in Kaduna, Ekiti, Lagos, Cross River and Imo states.
Meanwhile, in a related development, the leadership change at the Lagos State Police Command scheduled for yesterday was suspended as the Lagos State Police Commissioner Imohimi Edgal resumed to announce that the handover to Commissioner of Police Kayode Egbetokun of the Police Anti-Bomb Squad is on hold.
Several junior officers also re-deployed across the country last week have also been asked to remain as they are for now.