Recruitment: Police, PSC face-off deepens, IG heads to Supreme Courtroom

Inspector-Common of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has requested the Supreme Courtroom to upturn the Courtroom of Enchantment judgement, which nullified the continuing recruitment of 10,000 constables.

On Wednesday, the courtroom held that the IGP and the NPF lacked the facility to recruit the constables.

In an unanimous determination, Justice Olabisi Ige, who led the three-man panel, said that the Police Service Fee (PDP) is the physique saddled with the accountability.

On Friday, the IGP and the NPF, via their lawyer, Alex Izinyon (SAN), wrote to PSC Chairman to remain motion.

Izinyon copied the letter to PSC lead counsel, Kanu Agabi (SAN).

The discover of attraction stated the Courtroom of Enchantment “erred in legislation after they held that the availability of part 71 of the Nigeria Police Rules 1968 made pursuant to part 46 of the Police Act is inconsistent with the availability of paragraph 30 Half I of the Third Schedule to the 1999 Structure”.

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It said that part 71 of the Nigeria Police Rules 1968 conferred on the IGP “the facility and accountability of enlisting recruit constables”, whereas the availability of “Paragraph 30 Half I of the Third Schedule to the 1999 Structure and part 6 of the Police Service Fee (Institution) Act, 2001, the first respondent is empowered to nominate individuals to places of work within the 1st appellant”.

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The appellants famous that the Courtroom of Enchantment was on an error in its findings that the availability of Part 71 of the Nigeria Police Rules, 1968 made pursuant to Part 46 of the Police Act is inconsistent with the availability of paragraph 30 Half I of the Third Schedule to the 1999 Structure.

They’re asking the Supreme Courtroom to put aside the Courtroom of Enchantment judgment, dismiss the attraction filed by the PSC, and affirm the judgment of the Federal Excessive Courtroom delivered on December 2, 2019.

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