The presidency is yet to announce a replacement for the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, who is due for retirement on Monday.
For lack of announcement of who will replace him on Monday, there are speculations that the presidency may likely extend his tenure.
Many Deputy Inspector Generals of Police (DIGs) and Assistant Inspector Generals of Police (AIG) were in a lobbying race to succeed Adamu who will clock 35 years in service next Monday February 1.
The Police Act, signed by President Muhammadu Buhari last year, pegs the retirement age of police officers at 60 years of age or 35 years of service.
Adamu, a member of the ASP Cadet Course 14 enlisted into the Police Force on February 1, 1986.
On the possibility of extension for Adamu, a source at the Louis Edet House said it is probable, as the “pull out” ceremony that is usually conducted for retiring IGPs on their last day in office is yet to be conducted for Adamu.
There are also speculations that three Deputy Inspectors General of Police and 10 Assistant Inspectors-General of Police are also due for retirement alongside Adamu on Monday.
By the constitution, the President has the prerogative to extend the tenure of the IGP. President Buhari had extended the tenure recently retired Service Chiefs, the Comptroller-General of Immigration and the immediate past Comptroller-General of Nigerian Correctional Service.