April 14, 2024

The Police Service Commission has approved the promotion of 745 senior police officers, approved proper placement for five Commissioners of Police and one Deputy Commissioner, and treated 14 appeals and petitions and nine pending disciplinary matters involving dismissed and serving police officers.

The decisions were some of the high points of the 18th plenary of the PSC, which ended in Abuja on Tuesday.

The meeting was presided over by the PSC acting Chairman, Justice Clara Ogunbiyi.

The spokesperson for the PSC, Ikechukwu Ani, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.

The PUNCH reports that the PSC also promoted two Deputy Superintendents of Police to Superintendents of Police, 696 Assistant Superintendents of Police to Deputy Superintendents of Police, and 47 Inspectors of Police to unconfirmed Assistant Superintendents of Police.

The newly-promoted SPs are Yusuf Bello and Titus Obaji, while some of the 696 newly-promoted DSPs include Ogbu Nwachukwu, Abia State Command; Haruna Hotoro, Ekiti State Command; Ogbe Anthonia, Plateau State Command; Sadisu Oyarekhua, FCID, Annex Lagos; and Bala Dambu, Kebbi State Command.

Out of the 47 inspectors promoted to unconfirmed ASPII, 44 were from the Police Zone 9 Command Headquarters in Umuahia.

To maintain seniority in the Force, the PSC approved the proper placement and adjustment of the promotion dates of Njoku Eronini, Afolabi Adeniyi, and Taiwo Jesubiyi on the CP staff list from March 24, 2022, to March 9, 2022.

It also adjusted the promotion date of CP Ogundele Ayodeji to June 3, 2021, instead of March 9, 2022. The Commission also adjusted the confirmation date of DCP Nwonyi Emeka to read December 7, 2018, instead of September 29, 2020.

It also approved the promotion and retirement of four police officers, as well as the reduction in rank of four others.

The PSC also reinstated six officers, retired two in the public interest, promoted one, DCP Emmanuel Eze, to CP, and retired him.

The PSC also reviewed the punishment of reduction in rank for Inspector Falade Kayode, exonerated him, and restored his rank of ASPI.

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