The Federal High Court in Abuja will on December 4 deliver judgment on the suit filed by the Police Service Commission challenging the powers of the Nigeria Police Force to carry out the recruitment of 10,000 constables.
Justice Inyang Ekwo on Wednesday fixed the date for judgment after hearing lawyers representing the parties to the suit.
The PSC in September instituted the suit in their bid to gain the exclusive right to conduct the recruitment process which the NPF and Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, have almost concluded.
The PSC asked the judge to nullify the process being carried out by the NPF and declare them as the body with the exclusive powers to carry out the recruitment.
Originally, the defendants to the suit were the NPF, IG and Minister of Police Affairs.
But the Attorney General and Minister of Justice was later joined as the fourth defendant on the request of the lawyer representing the three original defendants.
Lawyer for the PSC Chief Kanu Agabi (SAN) faulted the argument of the defendants, saying it was not true that the commission could only appoint police officers while the NPF would carry out the recruitment.