The outgoing Inspector -General of Police , Mohammed Adamu , has reportedly handed over to Deputy Inspector General of Police , Operations, DIG Sanusi Lemu, as the most senior police officer .
Adamu who attained the statutory retirement age on Monday was said to have asked Lemu to oversee the administration of the Nigeria Police Force pending the appointment of a new IG by the President .
The IG came to the office briefly earlier today to transfer the authority to Lemu .
A source said, “ The IG has not officially handed over power to DIG Lemu ; he merely asked him to take over as the most senior DIG pending directives from the Presidential Villa. Adamu is still nursing the hope that he may get tenure extension. ”
Lemu was appointed the DIG Operations last November following the retirement of DIG Abdulmajid Ali.
He holds a BA ( Ed ) in Political Science and has attended several professional courses including : Intermediate Command Course, Senior Command Course, Peacekeeping Training Course.
He is a member of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies , Kuru, Jos .
The Niger State -born cop has held many Command positions including the Commissioner of Police , Kaduna and Bauchi Police Commands .
Until his promotion as DIG , he was the Assistant Inspector- General of Police in- charge of Zonal Headquarters ( Zone -12 ) , Bauchi .