The Inspector – General of Police , Mohammed Adamu , says he is in firm control of the Nigeria Police Force , saying that those who accused him of losing control of NPF are ignorant .
He said this in a press statement titled ‘Workings of the NPF : IGP is in firm control ’ on Tuesday .
Adamu was reacting to a comment made by a retired army general , Garba Wahab , who said , “ the IGP May be sitting in Abuja with the paraphernalia of office , but he has lost the control of the police force . ”
Wahab made the claim while speaking on insecurity across Nigeria on Channels Television.
The statement read in part , “ The attention of the Nigeria Police Force has been drawn to comments and reactions during an interview session on Channels TV Sunrise Daily programme of 13 th November , 2020 where one Major General Garba Wahab (rtd ) commented that ‘ the IGP is sitting down there with all the paraphernalia of office deprived of actually having control of police … he is not in control ’ .
“ The Force wishes to categorically state that the Rtd Major General is wrong in his assertion as IGP Adamu is firmly in control of the administration and operation of the Nigeria Police Force .
“ It notes that the comments by Rtd Major General Garba Wahab show that he spoke purely out of ignorance and from a jackboot mentality that lacks proper understanding of democratic policing culture , rooted in the Rule of Law .
“ It reiterates that the retired Officer clearly spoke on a subject outside his areas of core competence.