From Aruga Joe Omokaro – Abuja
Erudite police spokesman of repute, Commissioner of Police (CP) Frank Emeka Mba, is among 22 other CPs who were screened today March 28th for promotion to the next rank of Assistant Inspector-General (AIG) of Police.
The SUPREME reliably learnt today that, the Police Service Commission (PSC) Plenary took place today, March 28th 2023 to peruse the files, of the officers and subsequently ratify their promotions, as recommended by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Alkali Usman Baba
Reliable sources at Force Headquarters, Loui Edet House Abuja and PSC Federal Secretariat, Abuja hinted us that, “the Plenary is expected to last till Thursday (March 30th) because the Commission will also discuss disciplinary matters “
The SUPREME also learnt that some of the disciplinary cases against some officers, emanated from the just concluded general elections, where some officers were allegedly found committing professional misconduct.
We also learnt that, the PSC Plenary was earlier scheduled for first week of this month March, but was shifted till this week because of the governorship and House of Assembly elections
Frank Mba is currently the CP Ogun State Police Command. He was deployed to Ogun in January this year 2023.
Mba graduated from Nigeria”s highest prestigious Institution, the Nigerian Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru, Jos last October 2022. His first posting after NIPSS was Border Patrol before being deployed to Ogun State. His promotion is definitely rapid
Other CPs to be promoted AIG, includes Delta State Commissioner of Police CP Ali Mohammed Ari, the election CP for Delta State, CP Umar Sanda, CP Oyediran Adesanye Oyeyemi, Babaji Sunday, Akande Sikiru, Sadiq Idris Abubakar (CP FCT) and CP Jonathan Towuru from Delta State, who is already acting AIG. Similarly, CP Sylvester Alabi, who was Lagos State Police Command boss and was moved to Zone 2 Police Command, comprising Lagos and Ogun states in January 2023 on acting capacity as AIG will be ratified
Apart from the CPs, we learnt that, about 25 DCPs and 30ACPs would be promoted to the next rank of CPs and DCPs.
We also learnt that two CPs and about seven ACPs slated for promotion to AIG and DCPs retired last week statutorily.
It will be recalled that, The SUPREME exclusively reported in January that, about 300 police officers were to retire between February and end of March 2023. We reported that among then were two DIGs, 15 AIGs and a good number of DCPs and ACPs as well as CSPs.
Our story prompted Police Minister to disclose that, the Presidency had extended the tenure of IGP Baba.
In the same vein, the PSC issued a statement that, the mass retirement of about 300 officers would not affect the manpower shortage during the past elections.
The SUPREME is always ahead of others.
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