Aruga Joe Omokaro
The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of seven hundred and forty-five (745) senior Police Officers.
The PSC also considered and approved the proper placement of five Commissioners of Police and one Deputy Commissioner.
It also treated 14 appeals and petitions and nine Pending Disciplinary Matters from dismissed and serving Police officers.
Spokesman of PSC lkechukwu Ani in a statement to The SUPREME today 14/12/22, explained that “the decisions were some of the high points of the 18th Plenary Meeting of the Commission which ended in Abuja on Tuesday, December 13th, 2022 and presided over by Commission’s acting Chairman, Justice Clara Bata Ogunbiyi, JSC (Rtd), CFR.
According to Ani, the Commission promoted two Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSP), to Superintendents of Police, six hundred and ninety-six (696) Assistant Superintendents of Police to Deputy Superintendents of Police and forty-seven (47) Inspectors of Police to unconfirmed Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASP11).
He disclosed that the newly promoted Superintendents of Police are: Yusuf S. Bello and Titus Ogboku Obaji while some of the 696 promoted Deputy Superintendents of Police, include Ogbu Emmanuel 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 Assistant Superintendents of Police, ASP11, 44 were from the Police Zone 9 Command Headquarters Umuahia. They include Daniel Maiwada, Paul Aguwa, Oruma James, Momoh Mohammed, Hosea John, Danjuma Likita, Omale Nathaniel, John Ononaku, Ogbonnaya Ugochukwu, and Ikpo Kalu. Others are; Oju Ismaila, Ngozika Christopher, Obinna Anyanwu, Iheamachanma Nkechi, Ungbo Moses, Abuh James, Kyaaja Peter, Bakari Edward, Haruna Ayuba, Aliyu Mohammed, and Auta Akila.
The Commission approved the proper placement and adjustment of promotion dates of CP Njoku Henry Eronini, CP Afolabi Babatola Adeniyi, and CP Taiwo Olusola Jesubiyi in the CP staff list from 24/03/2022 to 09/03/2022 so as to maintain seniority in the Force. It also adjusted the promotion date of CP Ogundele Ayodeji to 03/06/2021 instead of 09/03/2022. The Commission also adjusted the confirmation date of DCP Nwonyi Polycap Emeka to read 07/12/2018 instead of 29/09/2020.
The Commission approved the reduction in rank of four Police Officers and gave 6 others punishment of severe reprimand. It reinstated six Officers, retired two in the public interest, promoted one, DCP Emmanuel Eze to CP, and retired him. It reviewed the punishment of reduction in rank of Inspector Falade Kayode, exonerated him, and restored his rank of ASP 1.
Chairman of the Commission, Justice Ogunbiyi commended Members of the Commission for their commitment and dedication to the work of moving the Nigeria Police to the next level. She noted that their support and cooperation have helped the Commission treat several outstanding issues and sustained prompt and regular promotions in the Police and Commission and also the disposal of Pending Disciplinary Matters so that no Police Officer is held back in his/her career progression.
Justice Ogunbiyi wished the Staff of the Commission and Members of the Nigeria Police Force a merry Christmas and a happy new year, promising that next year would usher in a more productive Nigeria Police Force.
The Chairman had earlier before the commencement of the Plenary Meeting on Tuesday, received in the audience a delegation of the Nigerian Legion where she made a case for the introduction of the Nigeria Police Force Remembrance Week. She noted that the Nigeria Police Force has also been at the forefront of attacks and killings and deserved the support and assistance of Nigerians.