The Police Service Commission has approved the promotion of 745 Senior Police Officers.
The commission 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.
This was contained in a statement by the commission’s Head, Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, on Wednesday.
According to the statement, 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 the commission’s acting Chairman, Justice Clara Ogunbiyi (rtd).
The commission 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 (ASP11).
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.