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Appeal court voids 10,000 police recruitment

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The Court of Appeal in Abuja has voided the 2019 police recruitment exercise carried out by the Nigeria Police Force.

Not fewer than 10,000 freshers were purportedly employed as constable by Mohammed Adamu, Inspector-General of Police (IGP).

The process of the recruitment exercise was challenged by the Police Service Commission (PSC).

In a judgment on Wednesday, the Court of Appeal set aside the judgment of the lower court presided over by Justice Ekwo.

A three-man panel of the appellate court, headed by Justice Peter Ige, was unanimously in holding that the IGP lacked the power to recruit constables for the NPF.

The Appeal Court held that the power to carry out recruitment into the NPF resides exclusively with the PSC.

The Federal High Court, Abuja, had ruled in favour of the IGP’s when the case first came up foe hearing on December 2, 2019.

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