A Deputy Inspector-General (DIG) of Police, Yakubu Jibrin, has asked the National Industrial Court (NIC) to issue an order restraining the Police Service Commission (PSC) from sacking or demoting him.
Jibrin, in charge of training and development, ran to the court after he was queried for alleged misconduct.
He also prayed the court for a declarative order that would restrain the PSC subjecting him to further disciplinary measures.
The DIG’s originating summons was filed at the NIC, Abuja, by his lawyer, Alex Izinyon (SAN).
Another prayer of the DIG was an order that the defendant lacked the power to determine whether the orders of the IG were lawful or unlawful.
Jibrin was queried last month by the PSC for supposedly orchestrating the disagreement between the PSC and the police over the recruitment of 10,000 constables.
He was said to have released the names of successful candidates without PSC permission and that he made reproachful remarks against the commission’s chairman, Musiliu Smith and a member of the board in charge of recruitment, Austin Braimoh.
But the Inspector General of Police (IGP) was said to have stopped Jibrin from responding to the query because he acted on his directives.
Meanwhile, the DIG mandatory retirement age was due on October 1, 2019.
“The plaintiff seeks for the following reliefs: A declaration of the court that the defendant (PSC) cannot sack, suspend, subject to further disciplinary measures, dismiss, demote and terminate the flavoured employment of the plaintiff who was acting in obedience of the lawful orders of the Inspector-General of Police in accordance with the provisions of Part II, Section 6 of Police Act and section 215 (2), constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, as amended,” Jibrin’s summons before the NIC, read in part.