Police council confirms Abubakar as substantive IG

13 Jul
Acting Inspector-General of Police

Nigerian Police Council on Thursday confirmed Mr. Mohammed Abubakar as the substantive Inspector-General of Police.

The council consisting of the President, Vice-President and governors, took the decision at a meeting presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Abubakar was appointed in an acting capacity in January after Hafiz Ringim was removed.

Addressing State House correspondents after his confirmation, Abubakar promised that he would not disappoint the nation.

He said, “I want to reassure Nigerians that I will put everything humanly possible and put my best to ensure the improvement of safety and security management in the security of the country.”

On the spate of violence in the country, Abubakar said the police would rise to the challenge.

He said the police would get to the roots of the high profile cases of corruption being investigated by the police.

According to the IG, a significant progress has been made in the investigation into the bribery case involving a member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Farouk Lawan, and a businessman, Mr. Femi Otedola.

He said those who were supposed to give evidence had turned up.

He said, “We initiated the case because I did say we shall fight bribery and corruption not only within the police but in the country because we have a responsibility, constitutionally, to fight bribery and corruption and we shall do that.

“It is an ongoing case and we have made successful progress on it; those who are supposed to give evidence and witnesses are on because for you to prosecute a case of that nature, you need collaboration, therefore it is ongoing.”

Abubakar said Nigeria is not ripe for state police.

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