Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Peace Ibekwe-Abdallah has been tipped as “the most favoured” candidate to succeed IGP Ibrahim Idris.
“On the issue of retirement of the Police IGP, Ibrahim Kpotum Idris, who, by law, has retired since 3rd January 2019 as well as our position that a senior police officer of Igbo-Southeast extraction be appointed next IGP; it remains our irrevocable position. Additionally, DIG Peace Ibekwe-Abdallah is the most favoured,” the International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) said on Sunday.
The foremost rights group, which has been championing the appointment of a competent Police Officer as the next IGP, said in a statement signed by Emeka Umeagbalasi and Obianuju Igboeli, Esq. said that “alternatively, any other senior Igbo police officer from the rank of DCP or CP with two to three years left in the Force can be appointed.”
Intersociety advised against the appointment of AIG Godwin C. Nwobodo since he “has only seven months left in the Force having been scheduled for statutory retirement on 12th August 2019.”