The Inspector General of Police Mahammed Abubakar has been asked to proceed on a compulsory leave by President Goodluck Jonathan because of the rising insecurity in the country under his watch and police under-performance under his leadership.
The letter signed by the president on Monday May 12, asking the IG to hand over to his immediate subordinate, Suleiman Fakai was issued by the Secretary to the Federal Government, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim. Sulaiman Fakai is the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in charge of Finance and Administration
Mohammed Abubakar became IGP in January 25, 2012 and his tenure was supposed to expire in July 2014, as he’s due for retirement by July 30th, 2014 based on the mandatory retirement age after serving in the Nigeria Police Force for 35 years but had applied for extension of his tenure, but was turned down by the presidency.
Suleiman Fakai will step in as acting IGP pending when a new IGP will emerge.