Appeal court nullifies IGP’s recruitment of 10,000 constables

Appeal court nullifies IGP’s recruitment of 10,000 constables

The Court of Appeal has nullified the recruitment of 10,000 constables conducted by the IGP Mohammed Adamu, in 2019.
The appellate court also declared as illegal aspects of the Police Act 2020, enacted in September this year. The court said some parts of the new law contradict certain provisions of the 1999 constitution that empowers the Police Service Commission (PSC) to appoint persons into offices in the Nigeria Police Force except the office of the Inspector General of Police.

The Police Service Commission (PSC) had taken the IGP and the Nigeria Police Force to court over the recruitment of 10,000 constables as approved by President Buhari.
After the Federal High Court in Abuja dismissed the suit challenging the recruitment exercise of 10,000 police constables in December 2019, the PSC headed to the appeal court.

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