BREAKING; Nigerian Police react to report saying IGP Adamu has stepped aside

Force Public Relations Officer, [FPRO] CP Frank Mba, on Tuesday evening debunked reports IGP Mohammed Adamu has stepped aside and handed over the running of the Force Headquarters to Sanusi Lemo, the new Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of operations.

Mba, who spoke on the phone with The Nation simply said: “I am not aware of it.”

With the development, Adamu remains the Inspector General of Police, despite having reached the mandatory 35 years in service as stipulated by the law on Monday.

The last announcement from the Presidency over the matter was from Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu on national television on Monday saying he was unaware of any imminent announcement of a new IGP.

Shehu had said the President, who returns to Abuja on Tuesday, should be should be on his desk by Wednesday, raising expectations that a major announcement may be made in respect to situation.

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