Again, PSC clash with IGP, stops promotion of 112 senior Police officers

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The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of 175 senior police officers, just as the promotion of 112 others was stepped down.

A press statement by the commission’s Head, Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, Friday in Abuja, said the decisions were part of the highpoints of PSC 9th plenary meeting presided over by IGP Musiliu Smith (retd.).

Ani said PSC promoted one Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Sanusi Lemu, to the rank of Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), to replace retired DIG Abdulmajid Ali, representing the North Central.

The commission also approved the promotion of one Commissioner of Police, CP. Mustapha Dandaura, former CP Anambra and Rivers states, to the substantive rank of AIG.

Also promoted were 167 Superintendents of Police (SPs) to Chief Superintendents (CSPs); three Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSPs) to SPs; two Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASPs) to DSP; and four Inspectors to ASPs.

The spokesperson said the commission stood down the promotions of 112 senior police officers for failure of the Inspector General of Police to comply with the directive of the commission to attach the Presidential approval for the creation of additional Police Zonal Commands and Departments from where the vacancies for the recommended officers were harvested.

“The commission stood down the promotion of 13 CPs to the next rank of AIGs; eight DCPs to CPs; and 91 CSPs of Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs),” the statement said.

According to Ani, “The 167 SPs promoted to CSPs include: Hezekiah Ali; Chukwuma Johnson Ubasonye; Samson Oyemauche; Ismail Lawal; Oyedele Saka Oyerinde; and Nieketien George.

“Others are: the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Abakaliki Road, Enugu State Command, Adamu Garba; Unit Commander, EOD, Jalingo, Taraba State Command, Ikechukwu Ogoegbunam Udegbunam; Abiodun Oluwaseun Ayinde; and Wellinghton Omorogieva; among others.”

He said, “The commission also confirmed the acting appointments of 60 senior police officers including three CPs and four DCPs.

“The beneficiaries are CP in charge of Kwara state Egbetokun Adeolu, CP in charge of Lagos state, Odumosu Olusegun; and CP in charge of Works, Force Headquarters, Abuja, Shehu Usman Shuaibu.

“Others are: DCP Nwonyi Emeka; DCP Ibrahim Maikaba; DCP Ahmed Musa; and DCP, CID, Airport Command, Lagos, and former FPRO, DCP Jimoh Moshood.”

The commission also confirmed the acting appointments of three CSPs: Azogor Edu Jude; Usman Musa; and Alhassan Idris Gambo.

He said the appointments of three SPs were also confirmed and they are: Sector Commander, FIB, STS, Enugu, Ijomah Chidebere Joseph; O/C Marine Command, Port Harcourt, Ogarachi Chima Eze; and Olusegun Osunbure.

The spokesperson said the commission’s decisions are expected to be conveyed to the IGP on Monday, October 5, 2020, for implementation.

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