• Two CPs to AIGs, 16 DCPs to CP

Senator Iroegbu in Abuja

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of 3,665 senior police officers, including 16 Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCP) elevated to the rank of Commissioners of Police (CP) and two CPs to Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG).

The Head of Press and Public Relations, PSC, Mr. Ikechukwu Ani, in a statement wednesday said the promotion was one of the high points of the commission’s 28 Plenary Meeting, which ended in Abuja on June 8, 2018.

Ani said the plenary meeting was the last official function of the PSC Board Chairman, Mr. Mike Okiro, whose tenure came to an end on June 11, 2018.

He said: “Two Commissioners of Police, Igbodo O. David, CP Legal, Force Headquarters, and Olalekan Abdulfatai, CP, Works also of Force Headquarters, were promoted as substantive Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIG).

“16 Deputy Commissioners of Police were also promoted to Commissioners of Police. They include DCP Wakili Maye and DCP Kurawa Abdullahi Sarki. The commission also approved the promotion of 13 Assistant Commissioners of Police to Deputy Commissioners; 60 Chief Superintendents of Police to Assistant Commissioners and 631 Superintendents of Police to Chief Superintendents.”

He also listed those promoted to ACP to include: Msheliza Simi Masomene; Samuel Osman Onoja of Police College, Oji River, Enugu State; Lateef Adio Ahmed and Umar Kabir among others.

Promoted CSPs included Adekunle Char Ige, Bassey Essang, Liman Salisu Sulaiman and Emmanuel Adam.
Ani also stated that the commission approved the promotion of 820 Deputy Superintendents of Police to substantive Superintendents, including Ola Rosanla, Yusuf Abdulmumini and John Alesagba.

Others, whose promotions were approved by the commission, were 1,922 Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASPs) promoted to Deputy Superintendents. They included ASP Chijioke Ogbodo, Divisional Police Officer, Umumba in Enugu State; Arukwe Edward and Ozochi Amaechi Marcel, Area Crime Officer, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.
He also said 201 Inspectors were promoted to Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP).

The spokesman said the commission also approved confirmation of appointments of 42 officers of different ranks, approved acting appointment for another 73 and converted 1,060 specialists to General Duty.

He said the promotions have been forwarded to the Inspector General of Police (IG) for implementation in a letter signed by Mr. Musa Isitifanus, Permanent Secretary/ Secretary to the commission.