The Nigeria police force (NPF) has applied to extract the lawsuit against the judicial panels installed to investigate allegations of brutality and human rights abuses against the force.
In a lawsuit marked FHC/ ABJ/CS/1492/2020 and filed by O.M Atoyebi, police attorney, the force had argued that the formulation of panels of inquiry by state governors to probe its activities was illegitimate and unconstitutional.
The litigation told the court to detain the defendants from conducting any investigation to probe the affairs of the security firm.
However, in his reaction, Mohammed Adamu, the inspector-general of police (IGP), expressed his displeasure and commanded an investigation of the lawsuit.
The IGP said the force is devoted to accomplishing all its obligations with regard to the dissolution of the defunct SARS, adding that the officer responsible for the litigation has been queried and may be sanctioned “if found guilty of dereliction of duty”.
But in a notice of cessation filed by Festus Ibude, the force lawyer, on Friday, the security agency said it wishes to withdraw the suit against all the defendants.
“Take notice that the plaintiff herein intends to and doth hereby wholly withdraws its suit against all the defendants,” the notice read.