Leader of Nigeria’s junta, Muhammadu Buhari has once again flouted the laws of the land by extending the tenure of the Inspector General of Police by 3 months.
This action is contrary to the provisions of the police act 2020 which he signed into law.
The Police Act 2020, which in Section 7 (6) fixes a single term of four years without an option of extension of tenure for the holder of the office of the Inspector-General of Police.
“A person appointed to the office of the Inspector-General of Police shall hold office for four years,” it read.
Section 18 (8) of the Act signed by the President on September 15, 2020 also read, “Every police officer shall, on recruitment or appointment, serve in the police force for 35 years or until he attains the age of 60 years, whichever is earlier.”