Court Orders Nigeria Police IG to Provide Details of 80,115 Ghost Officers

A Federal High Court in Abuja has issued an Order of Mandamus compelling the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu to grant a non governmental organisation (NGO),  Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), access to the list of 80,115 ghost officers reportedly  discovered in police formations and commands through the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

ThisDay reported that the court order followed the failure of the IGP to acquiesce to the demand by CSJ to be furnished with the details of the 80, 115 ghost police officers

Under the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act, CSJ had on April 3, 2018 written to the IGP, requesting information on the details of the 80,115 ghost officers.

CSJ’s move followed the disclosure by the Minister of Finance at the presentation of the updated report on the implementation of the IPPIS to the Federal Executive Council on  March 21, 2018 that 80,115 ghost police officers were on the payroll of the Federal Government of Nigeria.

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