Top police officers are said to be working directly and through proxies to clinch the plum job of the Inspector-General of Police, as present occupant of the position Mohammed Adamu clocks 60
Daily Trust in a new report highlights some senior police officers who may be considered for the top job.
Deputy Inspectors-General of Police (DIGs)
The constitutional term for an IGP is four years with one renewable term. However, Daily Trust notes that none of those on the rank of DIG has up to four years before retirement. This means that if appointed, they will not be able to complete the full tenure as IGP. The DIGs with the most time left
- Dan-Mallam Mohammed
- Usman Alkali Baba
- Sanusi Lemu
The three senior police officers will all leave the service in 2023.
Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs)
Findings stated that three persons among the current AIGs have up to four years left in service. While two of them will retire in 2025, the other has nine more years to retire.
- Dasuki Danbappa Galadanchi
- Hafiz Mohammed Inuwa
AIG with most number of service years left
- Moses Ambakina Jitoboh (AIG in charge of border patrol)
It is found that Jitoboh’s application is being pushed by some powerful persons, including former President Goodluck Jonathan.
The AIG hails from Bayelsa state.
Top officers in contention but with no requisite four years
- AIG Dan-Mallam Mohammed
- AIG Zanna Ibrahim
AIGs with fewer than four years in service but also in the competition for the position
- Zanna Ibrahim
- Mustapha Dandaura
- Garba Baba Umar