By Abiola Olawale
The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) has on Monday debunked a viral publication, which accused Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector General of Police(IGP) of bribing authorities to extend his tenure, stating that his tenure was extended on the grounds that he is dedicated and selfless to the force.
Sahara Reporters had published a report where it alleged that Adamu spent N2 billion to secure a tenure extension for one year, even though President Muhammadu Buhari had only extended his service by only three months.
Reacting to the publication, Frank Mba, the Force Public Relation Officer(PRO) in a statement described the publication by the online mdium as “untrue and unfounded.”
The statement reads, “The Force wishes to state categorically that the extension of service of the IGP was strictly the prerogative of the President and was never paid for as maliciously reported in the publication. The insinuations also by Sahara Reporters that the IGP did not “celebrate” his extension smacks of ignorance and a pathetic misplacement of priority. The extension does not call for merry-making or celebration but a time for more work, rededication to duty and selfless service to the nation. The IGP, while assuring the nation of an unwavering commitment by the Force under his leadership, to improved service delivery, safety and security of the citizenry, enjoins members of the public to disregard and discountenance the publication by Sahara Reporters as evidently untrue and unfounded. The IGP is undistracted and the Force remains motivated and committed to delivering on its mandate, especially the task of neutralizing current and emerging internal security threats.”
It would be recalled that President Buhari elongated the tenure of the Adamu by three months, having spent the maximum number of years in service.
Following the extension, Sahara Reporters came out with a publication which alleged Adamu of paying the total sum of N2billion to influential individuals to help influence the extension of his tenure as IGP.