Court dismisses suit seeking to stop Adamu from parading self as IGP


The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has dismissed a suit seeking an order restraining Mohammed Adamu from parading himself as the Inspector General of Police (IGP).

Justice Ahmed Mohammed gave the ruling following an ex parte motion filed by a legal practitioner, Maxwell Opara.

Opara had sued President Muhammadu Buhari, Mohammed Adamu, the Attorney General of the Federation and the Ministry of Justice as first to fourth defendants respectively.

In the motion, the lawyer prayed the court for an order restraining Adamu from parading himself as IGP and order for abridgement of time within which the defendants should respond to the application.

However, Justice Ahmed Mohammed held that since all the defendants had already been served with the originating process in the suit, it would be unfair to grant the ex parte motion when the defence had within 30 days to respond to the main suit.

The judge, thereafter, adjourned the matter until February 24 for continuation of hearing.

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