Retired police officers drag Federal Government to Court

Some 30 police officers retired in 2016 have dragged President Muhammadu Buhari to court saying that they were unjustly retired.
The officers sought the powers of the Industrial Court to interpret some sections of the constitution binding on the Police Service Commission and its retirement process.
They  took the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the federation and Inspector General of Police to court for an “influenced retirement” They also joined the Police Service Commission and the Nigeria Police Force as co defendants in the suit.
Agency reports said that the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris while in an acting capacity allegedly wrote a letter to the Presidency to retire the 30 police officers.
The aggrieved police officers are from the rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG . They are also praying the court to interpret certain laws in line with their retirement which they said were influenced.
Reports also quoted the counsel to the officers, J.U Pius, as saying that all the defendants in the suit were duly served notices on August 16, 2016, but they failed to enter appearance. He prayed the court for a date of adjournment to hear the substantive matter.
The presiding judge Rakiya Haastrup, adjourned the case till February 22 for further mention, ordering that notices be duly served on all five defendants in the suit before the adjourned date.

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