Nigeria Police hierarchy prepares for former Interpol Officer Abubakar Adamu Mohammed Lafia as new IG
London, Jan. 14, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force, NPF have begun preparation for the arrival of Abubakar Adamu Mohammed Lafia as the new Inspector-General of Police. That’s according to very competent top police source
The source told Alternativeafrica.com that although there is not official signal yet, but top officers have already been informed and that the outgoing IGP Ibrahim Idris has begun moving his belongings from the official quarters
Our source added that the new IGP is to be recalled from the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies NIPPS where he currently a director
Traditionally the outgoing Inspector-General Ibrahim Idris met with the president at the State House on Monday afternoon for his last briefing and official welfare from the presidency
Mr Mohammed, from Nasarawa State, is an assistant inspector-general by rank. He is also known within police circles as Adamu Mohammed Lafia
Mr Mohammed’s spent years of his career with Interpol, the international law enforcement outfit that has Nigeria as a prominent member. He was at the headquarters of the agency in Lyon, France, for several years.
Mr Mohammed was born on November 9, 1961. He enlisted in the police in 1986. He has a bachelors degree in geography.
He was at one time a director of peacekeeping operations. He is a former police commissioner in Enugu and was an AIG in charge of Zone 5.
He is currently a directing staff member at the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, near Jos, Plateau State.
His elevation might see several deputy inspectors-general retired from service, an exercise that would be reminiscent of how Mr Buhari sacked DIGs when he named Mr Idris as IG in June 2016.
Mr Idris, who retires tomorrow on age grounds, was an AIG when he was appointed.
There has been widespread insinuations that his tenure might be extended to over see the general election
Critics had accused Mr Buhari of scheming to retain him for the 2019 elections, a claim administration supporters rejected.
Still, security analysts said critics and supporters of the government alike would be relieved of the controversies that characterised Mr Idris’ tenure.
The former IG was accused of corruption and brutality, although he denied wrongdoing and regularly praised himself as a fine law enforcement officer.