👤 Adenike Lucas, Editor, DENISAURUS News
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Usman Alkali Babaa as the new Inspector General of Police, forcing senior officers like Moses Jitoboh to take a forceful retirement.
The Nigerian President, who is currently in London, made the switch while Mohammed Adamu, the former police chief was on a work tour to Imo state with the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
DENISAURUS News is not yet certain why Mr Adamau, the 20th indigenious IGP was removed, though he was due to retire on February 1 and had instead his tenure extended by 4months. The tenue extension was due to lapse at the end of May, but he has been asked to hand over immediately.
President Buhari, who is not due in the country till next week, did not hand over to Professor Osinbajo. He is expected to attend a virtual Climate change summit with his American counterpart on April 22-23.
The 78-year-old Nigerian President, currently on a medical trip, is said to be working and able to perform his duties, a special adviser on Media stated days ago.
But, this paper had stated in 2019, that the President will never hand over to his Vice again.
This was because of Professor Osinbajo’s decision to sack a Director of the secret police who wrote an indicting report against Ibrahim Mustafa Magu. Mr Magu, was later arrested and then sacked as the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The former anti -graft boss who turns 59 in a few weeks time is expected to be retired in the Police Force next year. However, Mr Magu, a Commissioner of Police, who has not been posted to any state, may face discplinay actions with the Force.
This paper has enquired from police sources about the fate of the Borno indigene, who the Department of State Services, DSS, described as a “perennial offender.”
According to inside sources, Mr Magu, may be retired early.