In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 01st, October, 2020

Attraction Courtroom Nullifies IGP’s Recruitment Of 10,000 Constables

Appeal Court Nullifies IGP's Recruitment Of 10,000 Constables

IGP Mohammed Adamu

IGP Mohammed Adamu


The recruitment of 10,000 constables carried out final 12 months by the Inspector Common of Police, Mohammed Adamu has been nullified.


The nullification order was given by a three-man panel of the Courtroom of Attraction led by Justice Olabisi Ige who held that the IGP lacked the ability to recruit constables for the police drive.


The courtroom held that the ability to hold out the recruitment was completely that of the Police Service Fee.


The PSC, in a superiority battle with the IGP, had in September 2019, instituted the swimsuit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1124/2019, in its bid to achieve the unique proper to conduct the recruitment course of, which the NPF and the IGP, had as of that point, nearly concluded.


The fee requested the Federal Excessive Courtroom decide, Justice Inyang Ekwo, to nullify the method already commenced by the NPF and the IG.


However the decide, in his judgment delivered on December 2, 2019, dismissed PSC’s case, which he adjudged to be missing in advantage.


The PSC had by way of its lawyer, Chief Kanu Agabi (SAN), a former Lawyer-Common of the Federation and Minister of Justice, appealed towards the judgment, which he urged the Courtroom of Attraction to put aside.


Delivering the lead judgment of the Courtroom of Attraction on Wednesday, Justice Ige upheld the PSC’s case by resolving all the problems raised in favour of the appellant.


The courtroom agreed with Agabi, represented in courtroom by Edidiong Usungurua, held that the phrase “appointment” used within the Structure with respect to the powers conferred on the Police Service Fee included “the ability of recruitment and or enlistment of recruit constables”.


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The courtroom held that the police regulation and or provisions of the Police Act which purportedly vested the IGP the ability of recruiting constables “is null and void being in battle with the Constitutional powers vested within the Police Service Fee”.


It subsequently declared the recruitment carried out by the IGP as “null and void”.


The courtroom had earlier dismissed the preliminary objection filed by the Nigeria Police Pressure, the IGP and the Minister of Police Affairs.


Reacting to the judgment, the fee’s spokesperson, Ikechukwu Ani, described it as “victory for the rule of legislation”.


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