Reports have it that President Muhammadu Buhari has given the Inspector General of Police the go-ahead to proceed on retirement and has penciled down a replacement.
Newspeakonline gathers that the president has tapped Adamu Mohammed, an Assistant Inspector-General of Police by rank, as acting IGP. The annoncement may be made on Tuesday when Idris’ retirement begins.
Idris met with the president at the State House on Monday afternoon, a visit police sources said has become a tradition for outgoing inspectors-general in recent years.
Mohammed who hails from Nasarawa State, 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.