President Muhammadu Buhari and the Legal professional-Normal of the Federation, Abubakar Malami who responded to a lawsuit filed at a Federal Excessive Courtroom in Abuja by an Abuja-based lawyer, Maxwell Opara over the tenure extension granted to the Inspector-Normal of Police Mohammed Adamu, have argued that the legislation permits the present IGP to remain in workplace until 2024.
The President and the AGF of their counter affidavit, argued that Okpara “has did not discharge the authorized burden of proof that the 2nd defendant shouldn’t be a serving police officer for the needs of extension of his tenure in workplace.”
That is nonetheless coming after Justice Ahmed Mohammed dominated that the Nigeria Police Council was not correctly served with the originating processes.
The Decide made the ruling on Tuesday March 16, after observing that there was no authorized illustration for the NPC. He famous that the service of the paperwork was finished on one Adeyemi, whose standing was not said, on the originating processes, thus making the service improper.
Day by day Belief reported that although Okpara’s lawyer, Ugochukwu Ezekiel stated the counsel to Buhari and Malami served him within the morning with a counter affidavit difficult the court docket’s jurisdiction to listen to the matter, the court docket stated service was elementary to the continuing.
The lawsuit was adjourned until March 30 for listening to.