Thirty senior police officers, retired last year, have challenged their retirement at the National Industrial Court, Abuja insisting the force was ‘influenced’ to retire them.
The officers sought the powers of the court to interpret certain parts of the constitution binding on the police service commission and its retirement processes.
The officers sued the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Attorney-General of the Federation and Inspector-General of Police for an `influenced’ retirement.
It was also alleged that the officers who were from the rank of Assistant Inspector-General, AIG, of police, were retired at the instance of the IGP.
In another development, Nigeria has failed to make progress in the conduct of free, fair, credible and conclusive elections.
The Director General of the save Democracy Group Ifedi Okwenna said this yesterday in Abuja during the opening of the 2017 National Political Summit.
In his welcome address Mr. Okwenna listed factors which he said have had a negative effect on Nigeria's democracy.
Speaking also, a former Governor of Edo State Professor Oserheimen Osunbor said Nigeria must also adhere to the tenets of democracy even as it tries to entrench it elsewhere.