Police Recruitment: Court Dismisses PSC's Suit Against IG Adamu
Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu (image courtesy Nigeria Police Force)

The suit by the Police Service Commission (PSC) challenging Inspector-General Mohammad Adamu’s power to recruit 10, 000 police officers, was on Monday dismissed by the Federal High Court, Abuja.

Justice Inyang Ekwo, who delivered the judgement, dismissed the suit filed by the Police Service Commission (PSC) to challenge the power of the Force and the Police Council under the control of the IGP to carry out the ongoing exercise of recruiting the police constables.

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The judge held that the PSC’s case lacked merit, adding that the law guiding the enlistment of constables into the NPF was the Nigeria Police Regulations of 1968, issued by the Nigerian President in accordance with the provisions of Section 46 of the Police Act 1967 (No 41), providing for the organisation and administration of the police force.

Concise News reports that the PSC had taken the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to court over the recruitment of 10,000 constables.

In the motion on notice filed on Sept. 24, the commission prayed the court for an order of interlocutory injunction restraining the defendants from ”appointing, recruiting or attempting to appoint or recruit by any means whatsoever any person into any office by the NPF pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit.”

The defendants in the suit are the Inspector-General (I-G) of Police, Muhammad Adamu, the NPF and the AGF.