It will be recalled that Nigeria’s favorite man, President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday sacked Mohammed Adamu because of the Inspector-General of Police before the expiration of his tenure extension.
Adamu was in Owerri when his tenure was peremptorily curtailed.
He had visited the state following attacks on the Imo State Police Command headquarters and therefore the Owerri correctional facility.
Adamu had charged men of the state police command to not spare members of Indigenous People of Biafra, adding that there was no topographic point for criminals within the state.
He was billed to retire on February 1 but Buhari on February 4 extended his tenure by three months and he had about 28 days to the top of the extended tenure when the President removed him from office on Tuesday.
SaharaReporters had in February exposed how the previous IGP paid over N2 billion to urge a one-year extension in office but got only three-month which he refused to celebrate.
According to a source, Adamu visited traditional rulers and persons of influence across Nigeria and also spent on influencers within the Presidential Villa to urge a one-year extension but the efforts didn’t materialize.
The source said when the extension of office for the IGP was declared, Adamu locked his door, which prevented senior officers from congratulating him.
The source said: “After spending over N2 billion to urge a one-year tenure (extension), he’s very upset and has refused to celebrate his tenure extension. He had brought in marabouts (a Muslim saint or hermit) from Maiduguri well guarded by MOPOL (mobile police) but their predictions didn’t work.
“He reportedly visited traditional rulers and persons of influence across Nigeria and spent on villa influencers only to urge 3 months and he’s very sad about it. When the announcement was made, he locked his door; he didn’t allow senior officers to congratulate him.
“Now, he has begun a vendetta mission against those suspected to possess campaigned against him within the upper echelon of the police.”
The source added that officers weren’t proud of the event, alleging that Adamu also promoted those that weren’t qualified.
The source said an example was the appointment of the aide-de-camp to the Nasarawa State governor and therefore the rapid promotion of a policewoman, Nonye Welle, whom “the IGP claimed was his doctor to the status of Assistant Commissioner of Police while her coursemates are still Superintendents of Police”.
Hassan Adamu, who is that the ADC to Abdullahi Sule, Nasarawa State governor, is that the IGP’s son.