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Usman Baba remains Inspector-General of Police, NPF insists

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The Nigeria Police Force has issued a statement insisting that Usman Alkali Baba remains the Inspector General of Police, urging Nigerians to disregard information making the rounds on social media about his purported exit from the force.

In a statement titled, “IGP NOT SACKED, DISREGARD TRENDING FALSE NEWS,” signed by CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Force Public Relations Officer, on Monday and published via its official Twitter handle, the police force insisted on providing the right information about the facts that led to the spread of this ‘fake news’.

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Adejobi said that the purported judgement from the Federal High Court, Awka, Anambra State, driving this fake news is subject to appeal and believed to be the handiwork of mischief makers hell-bent on tarnishing the image of the Inspector General of Police.

The Police Force insisted that his appointment dated “30th Nov 2021,” is for a four-year tenure and, within the context of his appointment letter, should expire on November 30, 2025, except otherwise.

It informed that upon the judgement of the Federal High Court, Awka, a counterjudgment from the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, dismissed the suit that compelled Alkali Baba, the Police IGP, to vacate his office.

The judge at the Abuja High Court had insisted “that anyone appointed as the IGP has a statutorily recognized four-year tenure.”

The police force public relations officer promised that the Inspector General of Police remains ever ready and committed to execute his duty as head of the police in accordance with the extant laws that establish the force.