President Muhammadu on Tuesday appointed Adamu Muhammed as the new Inspector General of Police.
Adamu replaced Ibrahim Idris who retired today, Jan. 15, 2019 from the Nigerian Police Force.
The Nasarawa-born new IG was Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 5 Benin before he was sent to National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Plateau State.
The Former IGP Ibrahim Idris who made efforts to retain the job allegedly sent Adamu on a compulsory course suspecting that he had been chosen by the presidency to succeed him.
Shortly before the removal of Ibrahim Idris, the presidency planned to extend his tenure following his brace during the 2015 presidential election which favoured President Muhammadu Buhari.
Several Nigerians, suspecting plans to retain him kicked against the move. Some civil groups even plotted to protest his retention, alleging that the presidency planned to use Ibrahim Idris to manipulate the forthcoming election in favour of the ruling party, All Progressive Congress (APC)
The public outcry and coupled with the opposition party, PDP forced Buhari to rescind his decision of retaining Idris.
Born on November 9, 1961, Mohammed was enlisted into the Nigerian Police Force in 1986. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography .
Mohammed was a deputy commissioner of police in Ekiti state and served at Interpol where he served for over a decade.
Mohammed served as the Commissioner Of Police in Enugu State and is currently the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone Five, in Benin, Edo State of southern Nigeria.
He was also the director of peacekeeping operations and a former police commissioner in Enugu and was an AIG in charge of Zone 5.
His appointment finally laid to rest the controversy surrounding the tenure of Ibrahim Idris, outgoing police boss.