A human rights lawyer, Ayo Ademiluyi, has criticised the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari over his appointment of the new Inspector-General of Police from abroad.
According to Ademiluyi, such an action violates Section 145(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The lawyer stated this statement on Wednesday, April 7, in response to DIG Usman Alkali Baba’s appointment, stating he would be challenging Buhari’s action in court.
He noted that as President Buhari is overseas on medical treatment, he is precluded from acting as the President of Nigeria on vacation.
The human rights lawyer said, “I am seized of the purported appointment of a new Acting Inspector-General of Police by Major General Muhammadu Buhari (Retired) in person of Usman Alkali Baba from his sick bed in London in the purported capacity of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.