The Nigeria Police Force has asked Nigerians to disregard reports of a court ruling sacking the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Usman Alkali Baba.
Recall that the Federal High Court in Awka, Anambra State had sacked the IGP for attaining the statutory retirement age of 60 years in March 2023.
However, the Force headquarters said the police boss has the right to appeal the judgment.
A statement by the Force spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi titled: “IGP Not Sacked, Disregard Trending False News.
“The Nigeria Police wishes to urge the general public to disregard the false News making the rounds on social media alleging the sack of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba by a Federal High Court in Awka.
“IGP Alkali was appointed in a letter-number SGF.20/S.6/83 dated 30th Nov 2021 for a 4-year tenure and his stay in office is within the purview of his appointment.
“IGP Usman Alkali Baba remains the Inspector-General of Police and is duty-bound to execute the responsibilities of the office in accordance with extant laws.”