An Abuja based lawyer, 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 is also asking the court to restrain Adamu from exercising any form of command over officers of the Nigeria Police Force.
In an originating summons with suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/106/2021, the plaintiff wants the court to determine whether by provisions of section 215, 216 and section 7 of the Nigeria Police Act 2020, Adamu can continue to function as IG after February 1st 2021 when he clocks 35 years in service.
The plaintiff also wants the court to determine whether the failure of President Buhari and the Nigeria Police Council to appoint another IG does not Constitute abdication of their duties in breach of provisions of the Constitution and the Nigerian Police Act.
The respondents in the suit are President Muhammadu Buhari, Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami and the Nigerian Police Council.
The case is soon to be assigned to a judge.