The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba has reacted to the order of a Federal High Court in Abuja, on Tuesday, sentencing him (IGP) to 3 months in jail for flouting a 2011 courtroom order.
The IGP’s committal adopted a go well with filed by a police officer, Patrick Okoli, who was unlawfully and compulsorily retired from the Nigerian Police Force.
Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Force’s Public Relations Officer, responded to the courtroom’s resolution by stating that the IGP didn’t flout the legislation or the courtroom’s ruling as a result of “the office is not aware of any Court Order, during the current IGP’s tenure, with respect to a matter making the rounds in the media that the IGP disobeyed a Court Order for the reinstatement of a dismissed officer of the Force.”
The assertion learn, “The Nigeria Police Force needs to state emphatically that the workplace of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc(+),NPM, NEAPS, fdc, CFR, didn’t disregard Court Order or rule of legislation because the workplace will not be conscious of any Court Order, through the present IGP’s tenure, with respect to a matter making the spherical within the media that the IGP disobeyed a Court Order for the reinstatement of a dismissed officer of the Force.
“It is instructive to notice that the working example considerations an officer who was dismissed way back to 1992, just a few years after the present IGP joined the Nigeria Police Force, primarily based on accessible details gleaned from the stories. The most up-to-date judgement on the matter was given in 2011 which ought to ordinarily not fall underneath the direct purview of the present administration of the Force. Thus, the information is unusual and astonishing.
“The IGP has nonetheless directed the Commissioner of Police in command of the Force Legal Unit to analyze the allegation in a bid to determine the place of the courtroom and proffer knowledgeable authorized recommendation for the IGP’s immediate and essential motion.
“The Inspector-General of Police reiterates his commitment to upholding the rule of law and synergizing with the judiciary to ensure quick dispensation of justice for an improved criminal justice system.”
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