The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, paid over N2 billion to get a one-year extension in office, a source reportedly says.
IGP Adamu is, however, unhappy that he only got a three-month extension, the source, quoted by Sahara Reporters, said.
The purported police source reportedly said that was why IGP Adamu refused to celebrate his tenure extension.
According to the source, IGP Adamu visited traditional rulers and persons of influence across Nigeria and also spent on influencers in Aso Rock to get a one-year extension but the efforts did not materialise.
“After spending over N2 billion to get one-year tenure extension, he is very upset and has refused to celebrate his tenure extension,” the police source reportedly said.
“He had brought in marabouts (an Islamic holy man) 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 get three months and he is very sad about it.
“When the announcement was made, he locked his door; he did not allow senior officers to congratulate him.
“Now, he has embarked on a vendetta mission against those suspected to have campaigned against him in the upper echelon of the police,” the source reportedly said.
The source reportedly added that officers were not happy with the development, alleging that IGP Adamu also promoted those who were not qualified.
The source said an example was the recent appointment of the aide-de-camp to Nasarawa governor and the rapid promotion of a police officer 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”.
Recall that the Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammad Dingyadi, on Thursday, announced an extension to IGP Adamu’s tenure.
Dingyadi claimed that the extension was necessary to give room for the proper selection of a successor.
Adamu was due to retire from the police last Monday having spent a maximum of 35 years in service. Many legal practitioners have described the three-month extension as illegal and unconstitutional.