PSC approves appointment of 8 commissioners of police

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the appointment and deployment of eight Commissioners of Police to Commands in the country.

PSC also commended the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, for adhering to its latest policy on gender sensitivity in his recommendation.

The Commission, however, stated that it expected the IGP in his subsequent proposals would include more officers of the North-east and South-east geopolitical zones yet to record the benchmark of 15 per cent as decided at its last plenary meeting.

According to a statement on Friday by PSC Head, Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, “The newly appointed State Commissioners of Police are; Godwin Aghaulor now Cp Borno state Command; Adelesi E. Oluwarotimi, CP Kwara state Command; Adebola Ayinde Hamzat, CP Oyo state Command; Augustina Ogbodo, CP Ebonyi State Command and Samuel Titus Musa, CP Kebbi State  Command.

“Others are Aderemi Olufemi  Adeoye, CP Anambra state Command; Stephen Olarewaju, CP Imo state Command and Alamatu Abiodun  Mustapha, CP Ogun state Command.”

The chairman of the Commission, Dr. Solomon Arase (a retired IGP, said the postings as recommended by the acting Inspector General of Police was on the average, fair and commended the IGP for the inclusion of women.

He advised that the acting IGP should consider the disadvantaged geo-political zones while forwarding subsequent proposals for Commission’s ratification.