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Police decline Magu’s promotion, elevate dozens

By Odita Sunday, Abuja
09 July 2021   |   4:04 am
The Police Service Commission (PSC) has declined the promotion of former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Commissioner of Police Ibrahim Magu.

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has declined the promotion of former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Commissioner of Police Ibrahim Magu.

It however announced the promotion of 24 Commissioners of Police to Assistant Inspectors General; 35 Deputy Commissioners to Commissioners; 52 Assistant Commissioners to Deputy Commissioners; and 46 Chief Superintendents to Assistant Commissioners. Also, the acting appointments of three Deputy Inspectors General (DIG) were confirmed.

The Commission reached the decision during its 12th plenary meeting held on Tuesday and Wednesday, presided over by the chairman and retired Inspector General of Police, Musiliu Smith.

It said the promotion of CP Magu was “declined” pending “clearance from the office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice and the Office of the Inspector General of Police.”

PSC spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, said the commission also “considered and approved the promotion of 10 Superintendents of Police to Chief Superintendents, 17 Deputy Superintendents of Police to Superintendents, 139 Assistant Superintendents of Police, whose names were skipped during the last promotion, to Deputy Superintendents and nine Inspectors to Assistant Superintendents of Police.

“The three DIGs whose acting appointments were confirmed by the Commission were Tijanni Baba who replaced Rtd DIG Aminchi Samaila Baraya for North East; Zanna Mohammed Ibrahim, who replaced Rtd DIG Ibrahim Larmode, North East and DIG Moses A. Jitoboh who replaced Rtd DIG Ogbizi Michael for South South.”

The 24 Commissioners of Police promoted to Assistant Inspectors General of Police include: Usman Nagogo, currently CP Federal Intelligence Bureau, Force Headquarters Abuja; Bala Ciroma, Cp, FCT Command; Ahmad Abdurrahman, NIPPS, Jos; Adeleke Adeyinka Bode, CP, Kebbi State Command; Muri Umar Musa, CP Kaduna State Command; Lawal Jimeta Tanko,( former COMPOL POPOL) and presently Commandant Police Academy Wudil Kano; Dauda Abdulkarim, Commandant Police Traning College Kaduna; Usman Alhassan Belele, CP Research and Development, Force Headquarters Abuja; Adebola Emmanuel Longe, CP. Nasarawa State; and Musa Adze, CP Anti Fraud, FCIID, Abuja.

Philip Sule, former CP Ebonyi and currently CP SPU Force Headquarters, Abuja; Usman Sule Gomna, CP Jigawa State Command; Adamu Usman, CP Niger State Command; Daniel Sokari Pedro, Deputy Commandant, Police Academy Wudil, Kano; Ahmed Mohammed Azare, CP Taraba Command; Adamu Saleh Jajeri; Maigana Alhaji Sani, CP FCIID Annex Kaduna; Audu Adamu Madaki, former CP Welfare, presently CP, Benue State; Ibrahim Sani Kaoje; NIPPS; John Ogbonnaya Amadi CP Airport Command; Ede Ayuba Ekpeji, CP Kogi State Command; Mohammed Bagega, Kwara State Command; Bello Makwashi, CP Borno State Command, Buba Sanusi, CP Katsina State Command.

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