Police Service Commission Names Four New DIGs

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•Promotes several other senior police officers

THE Police Service Commission (PSC) on Friday rose from its 10th plenary meeting with the promotion of four Assistant Inspectors General of Police and one Commissioner to Deputy Inspectors General of Police.

The new DIGs are expected to represent their geo-political zones in the police management team, according to a statement by the Head, Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani.

The statement reads: “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 13 newly promoted AIGs: are CP Augunbiade Lasore, CP Kebbi State; CP Uche Anozie, retired; CP Kenneth Ebrimson, retired; CP Undie J. Adie, CP Osun State; and CP Olugbenga Adeyanju, CP, Adamawa State.

“Others are: 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; and CP Isaac O. Akinmoyede, presently CP, Imo State.

“Twenty three Deputy Commissioners of Police promoted to the next rank of Commissioners of Police 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.

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“Others promoted 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, i/c MOPOL 16, Abeokuta, Ogun State, were some of the 91 CSPs promoted to Assistant Commissioners of Police.

“The commission 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.

“The commission also promoted twenty one officers who lost their lives during the EndSARS violent protests across the country and another 121 officers injured during the same crisis.

“Commission Chairman, Musiliu Smith, presided over the plenary meeting and enjoined the beneficiaries to rededicate themselves to the service of their fatherland.

He promised that the commission will continue to ensure that promotion of deserving police officers will be prompt and merit driven. He also prayed for the souls of the gallant police heroes who lost their lives, while asking God to condole all families concerned.”

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