Police Service recruitment saga, Court fix November 20, 2019 for hearing

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A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has fixed November 20, 2019 for hearing in the suit filed by the Police Service Commission (PSC) challenging the powers of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu to recruit constables into the Force.

At the resumed hearing, Lawyer to the Plaintiff, Kanu Agabi informed the court that he needs time to respond to the processes of the Attorney General of the Federation, who was recently dragged into the suit by Alex Izinyon representing the IGP.

Agabi’s request for an adjournment was supported by Izinyon and based on the consensus of both parties.

Justice Inyang Ekwo therefore adjourned the suit to November 20.

In the suit, the Police Service Commission (PSC) had sued the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the Minister of Police Affairs challenging the powers of the IGP to recruit constables without recourse to the Commission.