IGP Adamu didn’t pay N2bn for tenure elongation — Frank Mba
The Nigeria Police Force says the three months extension of tenure of the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu is the prerogative of the president.
Force spokesman Frank Mba stated this in a release on Monday in Abuja.
He said the clarification followed reports in some sections of the media on February 7 that the IGP paid over N2 billion to secure the tenure extension.
Mr Mba described the report as untrue, unfounded, defamatory and libellous, adding that the tenure extension was never paid for as maliciously reported in the publication.
According to him, the insinuations in the report that the IGP did not celebrate his extension smacks ignorance and a pathetic misplacement of priority.
He said the extension was not for merry making or celebration, but a time for more work, rededication to duty and selfless service to the nation.
Mba pledged the commitment of the police under the leadership of the IGP to improve service delivery, safety and security of the citizenry.
He enjoined the public to disregard the publication as it was evidently untrue and unfounded.
The spokesman said the IGP would remain undistracted with the Force, motivated and committed to delivering on its mandate, especially the task of neutralising current and emerging internal security threats.
He added that the IGP had directed his team of lawyers to commence legal action against the publishers.