The outgoing Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has reportedly handed over to Deputy Inspector General of Police, Operations, DIG Sanusi Lemu, as the most senior police officer.
Adamu who attained the statutory retirement age on Monday was said to have asked Lemu to oversee the administration of the Nigeria Police Force pending the appointment of a new IG by the President.
The IG came to the office briefly earlier today to transfer the authority to Lemu.
A source told PUNCH, “The IG has not officially handed over power to DIG Lemu; he merely asked him to take over as the most senior DIG pending directives from the Presidential Villa. Adamu is still nursing the hope that he may get tenure extension.”
Lemu was appointed the DIG Operations last November following the retirement of DIG Abdulmajid Ali.
He holds a BA(Ed) in Political Science and has attended several professional courses including: Intermediate Command Course, Senior Command Course, Peacekeeping Training Course.
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