Recruitment: IGP files 20 fresh grounds of appeal at Supreme Court over recruitment of 10,000 constables

By Nicholas Kalu, Abuja

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has filed 20 new grounds of appeal against the September 30, 2020 judgment of the Court of Appeal which nullified the recruitment of 10,000 constables.

The fresh notice of appeal filed at the Supreme Court, on Thursday, incorporates the earlier one containing only three grounds of appeal filed earlier filed by the IGP, the Nigeria Police Force, and the Federal Ministry of Police Affairs, on October 2.

The appellants had through their lawyer, Alex Izinyon (SAN), filed along with their original notice of appeal, an application urging the Supreme Court to order the stay of execution of the judgment of the Court of Appeal.

The three-man panel of the Court of Appeal led by Justice Olabisi Ige, had in the contested judgment, unanimously held that the IGP and the NPF lacked the power to recruit the constables.

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