by Okosun Denis
The Police Service Commission has approved the promotion of five Deputy Inspector General of Police.
Rising from its 10th plenary, the Chairman of the Police Commission, Musiliu Smith, who presided over the Plenary Meeting enjoined the beneficiaries to rededicate themselves to the service of their fatherland.
Smith promised that the Commission would continue to ensure that promotion of deserving Police Officers will be prompt and merit driven.
He also prayed, on behalf of the commission, for the souls of the gallant Police heroes who lost their lives while asking God to condole all families concerned.
In a statement signed by the Head, Press and Public Relations of the commission, Ikechukwu Ani said that four among the newly elevated are Assistant Inspectors General of Police while one Commissioner was moved to the substantive rank of Deputy Inspectors General of Police.
The new DIGs are expected to represent their geo-political zones in the Police Management Team.
The new DIGs are AIG Usman Alkali Baba, currently acting DIG Administration; AIG. Dan Mallam Mohammed, AIG in charge of Zone 13 Ukpo, Anambra State; AIG David Oyebanji Folawiyo, AIG in charge of Zone 17, Akure and CP. Joseph Egbunike, CP, Budget.
The commission also promoted were 13 Commissioners of police to Assistant Inspector General of Police. They are CP Isaac Akinmoyede, presently CP Imo State; CP Augunbiade Lasore, CP Kebbi State; CP Uche Anozie, retired, CP. Kenneth Ebrimson, also retired, CP. Undie J. Adie, CP. Osun State and CP. Olugbenga Adeyanju, CP. Adamawa State.
Others included: CP. Johnson B. Kokumo presently CP Edo State; CP. Ajani O. Babatunde, Commandant Police College, Ikeja, CP. Olukolu Tairu Shina, retired; CP. Awunah N. Donald, former Force Public Relations Officer and currently Commandant Police Staff College Jos; CP. Hafiz Inuwa, CP. Delta State; CP Garba Baba Umar, CP Interpol; CP Omololu Bishi, CP. Armament.
However, 23 Deputy Commissioners of Police were promoted to the next rank of Commissioners of Police and those beneficiaries are; DCP Godwin Akor Job, retired erstwhile DCP, Administration Abia State Command; Abimbola Adebola Shokoya, DCP OPS, Kwara; DCP Christopher Owolabi, DCP Administration, Bauchi; Olubunmi Osoka, DCP, OPS, Benue; Attahiru Isa, retired; DCP Yekini Adio Ayoku, DCP Administration, Zone 6, Calabar and Olufu Tony Adejoh; DCP Ops, Ebonyi.
Others promoted by the commission to Commissioners of Police are DCP Ari Mohammed Ali, DCP Ops, Lagos, Mamman Sanda Umar; Aliyu Adamu and Haladu Musa Ros-Amson among others.
Some of the 29 ACPs promoted to DCPs are, Emmanuel Ola Toluse; Simeon Udofia Akpanudom; Osagie John Agans-Irabo, Area Commander Aguata; Anambra State; Adedamola Ayilara, Commander PMF 2, Lagos; Michael Okoh; Area Commander Ajaokuta; Hycenth Azuka Edozie; ACP Ops FIIB FHQ, Abuja and Betty Enekpen Otimenyin, former Area Commander, Eleme, Rivers State and currently, Area Commander, Mbaitoli, Imo State.
CSP Olusegun Akanbi; CSP Stanley Egbo; CSP Doughye Blessing; CSP Timoty Olaolu; CSP Emmanuel Anene Ogbuanya, DPO, B Division, Awka; CSP LInus Ogbodo; and CSP Samuel Awopetu, 2i/c MOPOL 16, Abeokuta, Ogun State were some of the 91 CSPs promoted to Assistant Commissioners of Police.
Also promoted 599 Superintendents of Police to the next rank of Chief Superintendents of Police. They include; Etim Okon Inyang, FCT Command, SP. Glory Udoka, O/C Gender Unit, State CID, Enugu; SP Celestina Tochukwu Amadi Kalu, former PPRO, Delta State and currently DPO Ogudu, Lagos State.
Others promoted are 21 Officers who lost their lives during the #EndSARS violent protests across the country and another 121`Officers injured during the same crisis.