I AM IN FIRM CONTROL OF THE NIGERIAN POLICE – IGP REPLIES ARMY GENERAL

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, has reaffirmed that he’s in control of the police.

Adamu said he’s in charge of the activities and modus operandi of the police force.

The IGP made the assertion in response to an accusation by a retired Army General, Garba Wahab that he’s not in control of the Force.

He stated this in a statement signed by the Spokesman, DCP Frank Mba, on Tuesday.

He insisted that the retired General spoke out of ignorance.

According to the statement: “The attention of the Nigeria Police Force has been drawn to comments and reactions during an interview session on Channels TV Sunrise Daily program of 13th November, 2020 where one Major General Garba Wahab (rtd) commented that “…rather than improving the improvement (sic) …the IGP is sitting down there with all the paraphernalia of office deprived of actually having control of police… he is not in control”.

“The Force wishes to categorically state that the Rtd Major General is wrong in his assertion as IGP Adamu is firmly in control of the administration and operation of the Nigeria Police Force. It notes that the comments by Rtd Major General Garba Wahab shows that he spoke purely out of ignorance and from a jackboot mentality that lacks proper understanding of democratic policing culture, rooted in the Rule of Law. It reiterates that the retired Officer actually run commentaries on a subject outside his areas of core competence.

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