Mohammed Adamu, the outgoing Inspector-General of Police, has reportedly handed over unofficially to DIG Sanusi Lemu.
Lemu is currently the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Operations and the most senior police officer.
VANTAGE NEWS reported that Adamu attained the statutory retirement age on Monday, February 1, 2021.
A report by The Punch reveals that Adamu asked Lemu to oversee the administration of the Nigeria Police Force pending the appointment of a new IG by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Lemu took over as the DIG Operations November 2020 following the retirement of DIG Abdulmajid Ali.
The Niger state-born officer was a former AIG in-charge of Zonal Headquarters (Zone-12), Bauchi
The President is expected to make an official announcement on the new police chief in the coming days.