Ex Police IG, Ibrahim Idris Lobbies Cabal, Presidency to Maintain Office

Posted on January 15, 2019 || By: Global News

Former Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, who was relieved of his post today, left reluctantly.

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr Mohammed Adamu as the new Inspector General of Police in place of Idris.

This was disclosed on Tuesday after outgoing IGP, Ibrahim Idris, and Adamu met with the President at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Impeccable sources close to the former IGP squealed to Global News that he (Idris) tried everything within his powers to remain in office.

He was said to have lobbied the cabals and president Buhari to remain in office for a little more time, but his request was rebuffed in the interest of the ruling party’s integrity ahead of the general elections.

“The integrity of the party will be at stake if we hearken to his request. There’s so much heat right now and we can’t afford to make any wrong decision,” a source in the ruling party said.

The outgoing police boss took over from former IGP Solomon Arase in March 2016 following his appointment by the President.

Mr Mohammed’s appointment finally brings to an end to the controversy surrounding the retirement of Mr Idris as there were speculations that President Buhari might extend his tenure.

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