An Abuja based legal practitioner, Maxwell Okpara has asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to stop Mohammed Adamu from parading himself as the inspector general of police.
The plaintiff also asked the court to restrain Mr Adamu from exercising any form of command over officers the Nigeria Police.
Mr Okpara who instituted the suit against President Muhammadu Buhari, Inspector General of police, Muhammed adamu, the attorney general of the Federation Abubakar Malami SAN and the Nigerian Police council stated that Mr Adamu’s tenure had elapsed on February 1st 2021 by virtue of the Police Act.
Mr Adamu completed his tenure on February 1st 2021 after completing 35 years in office as required by the Nigeria Police Act.
In the originating summons with suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/106/2021, the plaintiff wants the court to determine whether by provisions section 215, 216 and section 7 of the Nigeria Police Act 2020, Adamu can continue to function as IG after February 1st 2021.
The plaintiff also wants the court to determine whether the failure of president Buhari and the the Nigeria Police council to appoint another IG does not Constitute abdication of their duties.
In a ten paragraph affidavit deposed to by the plaintiff (Maxwell Okpara), stated that though, Adamu is no longer serving a serving police officer but has continued to function in that capacity.
The plaintiff urged the court to determine if the continued stay in office by Mr Adamu has not breached the provisions of the Constitution and the Nigerian Police Act.
The plaintiff therefore wants the court to declare as illegal, null and void all actions taken by Mr Adamu from February 1st 2021.