Police commission promotes Magu to AIG, weeks to retirement

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has promoted the former Acting President of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, to the rank of Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Police. This was contained in a statement from the PSC spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, on Monday. Mr. Magu’s promotion comes just weeks before his retirement. He was promoted along with many other senior officers in the force. PREMIUM TIMES had reported how the former EFCC chief missed out on two previous promotions when the PSC said he needed authorization from Attorney General Abubakar Malami. His last promotion was in 2018 when he was elevated to the rank of incumbent Police Commissioner. Mr. Magu was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 to lead the EFCC. However, despite repeated nominations to the National Assembly, legislators refused to ratify his appointment. However, the president kept him in office until he was finally replaced by the current president, Abdulrasheed Bawa. He was replaced after a judicial panel headed by retired Court of Appeals President Ayo Salami investigated him for alleged corruption and insubordination. He denied the accusations and said that Malami was persecuting him. The investigation report has not yet been made public. Others promoted along with Mr. Magu to the rank of AIG are Abraham Egong Ayim; Okunlola Kola Kamaldeen; Andrew Amieengheme; Akeera Mohamed Younous; Celestina Amechi Elumelu; Ngozi Vivian Onadeko and Danladi Bitrus Lalas (Airwing). John Amadi is also promoted as Deputy Inspector General of Police. He will replace the late DIG Joseph Egbunike who represented South-east on the Police Management team. Also promoted to the rank of Commissioner were 23 Deputy Commissioners of Police. The new Commissioners are; Taiwo Jesubiyi, former DC, Administration and Finance, Akwa Ibom State Command; Kolawole Olajide ex DC, Force CID Annex, Alagbon, Lagos and Julius Alawari Okoro, ex DC, Maritime, Lagos. Others are Adelesi Oluwarotimi, former DC DFA, Kwara State Command; George Chijioke Chuku, formerly DC Ops Ebonyi State Command and Paul Omata, formerly DC Ops, Kwara State Command. Read the full statement from the PSC below. POLICE SERVICE COMMISSION PRESS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIT PRESS RELEASE PSC CONFIRMS DIG AMADI, APPOINTS BALA SENCHI DIG, PROMOTES MAGU, AYIM, KAMALADEEN, FIVE OTHER AIG: JESUBIYI, OLAJIDE, OKORO, OLUWAROTIMI, YAKUBU, KOLO YUSUFU, 17 OTHERS NOW CP The Police Service Commission adjourned from its 15th plenary meeting on Friday 13 May 2022 in Abuja with the confirmation of Acting DIG John Ogbonnaya Amadi as substantive Deputy Inspector General of Police, approved the appointment of Zama Bala Senchi as Deputy Inspector General and promoted eight Police Commissioners to Deputy Inspectors General of Police. The Commission also approved the promotion of 23 Deputy Commissioners to the next rank of Police Commissioners; 31 deputy commissioners to deputy commissioners of police and 63 chief superintendents of police promoted to deputy commissioners of police. The Plenary Meeting that began on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, was chaired by Alhaji Musiliu Smith, Chairman of the Commission and former Inspector General of Police. DIG Amadi, currently in office, replaced the late DIG Joseph Egbunike and will represent the Southeast on the Force Management team, while DIG Senchi was the most senior on the AIG cadre. Other decisions made by the Full Commission were the promotion of 57 Police Superintendents which was previously omitted when their peers were promoted to the next rank of Chief Superintendents. Other categories of Police Superintendents, such as the Nigerian Administrative Staff College Course 4, Inspectors Course 37 and ASP regular course 25 and 26, were also promoted to Chief Superintendents after fulfilling the set requirements. The Commission also promoted 1,698 Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASPs) to Deputy Superintendents of Police, 6,119 Inspectors who attended the recent Departmental Selection Board (DSB) were promoted to ASP11 while 1,965 ASP11s were confirmed ASPs. The Commission also approved the conversion of 19 general service engineers to specialists and promoted to the rank of deputy superintendents of police, which is the legal entry level for pilots and aircraft maintenance engineers under the aviation service scheme. The eight Police Commissioners promoted to AIG were; CP Mustafa Magu Ibrahim, who is the oldest in the CP cadre and who missed the last two promotions after returning to the Police; Avraham Egong Ayim; Okunlola Kola Kamaldeen; Andrew Amieengheme; Akeera Mohamed Younous; Celestina Amechi Elumelu; Ngozi Vivian Onadeko and Danladi Bitrus Lalas (Airwing). The new 23 Police Commissioners are; Taiwo Olusola Jesubiyi, former DC, Administration and Finance, Akwa Ibom State Command; Kolawole Olajide ex DC, Force CID Annex, Alagbon, Lagos; Julius Alawari Okoro, former DC, Maritime, Lagos; Adelesi Ebunoluwa Oluwarotimi, former DC DFA, Kwara State Command; George Chijioke Chuku, former DC Ops Ebonyi State Command; Paul Alifa Omata, former DC Ops, Kwara State Command; Effiong Dominic Edem, former DC Ops, Zone 2 Lakes; Yusuf Adesina Akeem, currently at the National Defense College; Mary Gbemudu George, former DC, Anti Human Trafficking Abuja; Etim Oqua Efiom, former DC Ops FHQ, Abuja; Mohammed Yakubu, former DC SCID Anambra Command; Ganiyu Alhaji Salami, former DC ZCID Zone11 Osogbo; Magaji Kontagora Ahmed, former, DC Ops, Lagos State Command; Kolo Yusufu, currently O/c IGP Special Tactical Squad & TIU; Bzigu Yakaba Kwazhi Dali, currently attached to the ECOWAS Commission, Guinea, Bisau; Ahmed Ammani, currently at the National Defense College; Afolabi Babatola Adeniyi, former DC, State Ops Yobe Command; Njoku Henry Eronini, former DC, JTF, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State; Abiodun Oladimeji Asabi; Dankwara Adamu Mohammed, former DC, SPU FHQ, Abuja; Mohammed Usaini Gumel, former DC TIU FHQ, Abuja; Ogundele Ayodeji, former DC Central Intelligence, Force CID Annex, Lagos and Idris Nagoyo, former 2i/c Force Animal branch. The 31 deputy police commissioners promoted to deputy commissioner include: Peter Ugochukwu Ezebuike, Anambra State Command, Gabriel Onyilo Elaigwu, NIPSS; Ajewole Adebayo, Provost Headquarters Annex, Lagos; Emefile Tony Osifo, 54 PMF Onitsha; Umar Ahmed Chuso, State Ops Delta Command; Mohammed Abubakar Guri, Mopol 45, Abuja; Aina Adesola Oyin Akoko Police Training School; Uduak Otu Ita, Ogun State Command; Sylverster Edogbanya Nnewi Area Command, Anambra; Naziru Bello Kankarofi, Ikot-Ekpene Area Command, Akwa Ibom; Nendel Joseph Gomwalk Life Camp Area Command, FCT; Tijani Olaiwola Fatai, Finance and Administrative Zone 2, Lagos; Wilson Aniefiok Akpan Ops, Kwara State Command; Morkwap Dongshal, 39 PMF Osun; Abdullateef Ajape Yusuf, Commander 69 PMF Toto, Nasarawa State and Audu Garba Bosso, Area Commander, Ugo-Niyi Orhinmwon, Edo State, among others. The Commission reconfirmed its earlier approval of the rectification/harmonization of the promotion date and proper placement of eight Chief Superintendents of Police and subsequently promoted them to the rank of Deputy Chiefs of Police. They are Domingo David Ogenyi; Andres Simon Ali; the Iorlumun Fergus manger; Julieta Ireju Barasau; Moises Aikuola; Francisco Osagie Irabo; Son Ditina Lawson and Ukponge Ephraim. The Commission also approved the promotion of another set of 55 CSPs to ACPs, which included; Janet Ademuyiwa Salami, Oyo State Command; Francis Ebhuoma, Lagos State Command; Iliyasu Tanko Doma X Squad, SCID, Kaduna and Ogonnaya Okpara, DPO, Ogui road, Enugu State Command. Two Police Superintendents skipped the previous promotion: Adebayo Olayinka and Abdulrazaq Bello, were promoted to the next rank of Police Chief Superintendents. Some DSPs promoted to SP were: Ibrahim Lawan Rano, SPU Base 7 Abuja and Lucas Yohanna, Adamawa State Command, Nnadozie Peter, Enugu State Command; Chinemelu Martholomew, Force Headquarters; Christopher Umukoro; Suleiman Yahaya, PPRO Adamawa Command and Umar Sani; One thousand six hundred and ninety-eight (1,698) Assistant Superintendents of Police promoted to Deputy Superintendents of Police include; Yesuf Umar Faruk, PGI Secretariat; Okwor Lovina Obiageli, Division B, Awka, Anambra State Command; Esson Aigutun, PMF 38 Akwanga; Roseline Damilola Ogunleye, Ojaoba Division, Osun State; Sunday Ogodo Ogbodo, Enugu State Command; Daniel Ndukwe, PPRO, Enugu State Command; Rabiu Shittu, 24 PMF, Zamfara State Command; Ochenehi Mathew, Commander, Judge Protection Unit, Force Headquarters; Eziulo Susan Uchenna, CPS, Umuahia; Tochukwu Ogalagu, Force Legal Department; Kunde Lovet Hambadoon, Gwagwa Division, FCT; Ugwu Regina, Anambra State Command; Iguisi Usunobun, 44 PMF, Abuja; Odetayo Owolabi Iniobong, Ago Okota Division, Lagos; Ani Dennis Ekene, CPS Awka; Johnson Agwu, CPS Onitsha; Grace Ishaya Waziri, Force Headquarters, Abuja; Adigo Paz Uloma, Fuerza PROs Office; Eboko Okwudrichi Egwu, Independence Design Division, Enugu; Ayuba Felix, Kogi State Command; Eze Chidebere, PRO, Medical Force; Kwaghiri Fanen, Kwara State Command; Obeji Ibeabuchi Eric, CPS Umuahia and Agbelemose Deborah Busola, Ojaoba Division, Kwara Command. Others include Obasi, Theresa Nkechi, Anambra Command; Tukur Abdullahi; Opayemi Kadara; Mavi Ogbaudu; Chukwuegbo Nnaemeka; Elvis Ibe; Osondu Ifeanyichukwu, 3PMF Unit Commander, Enugu; Aneke Nkechi Loveth, Intel Onitsha Command; Akuma Igbota Irene Ifeoma, CPS Awka, Ozoeze Victoria Chekwubechukwu; Princess Omega, CPS Umuahia; Loveday Chibuike Ukaenyi, Nsukka Division, Enugu, Ambi Kadiri, Nasarawa State Command, Awa Henry Ifeanyi, CP Monitoring Unit, Abia State Command, Ruth Danladi, Crack Squad, FCT Command; Orji Linda, State CID, Port-Harcourt and Idris Ibrahim Shippo ALSO READ: Loot recovered: Reps grill new EFCC chairman over ‘suspicious transfers’ under Magu DSP Musa Garba Kuta, one of the Police Airwing members whose conversion was approved by the Commission, was promoted to the rank of Superintendent of Police, while others were promoted to DSP. They include; ASP Ajama Samuel Timi; Inspector Haliru Badamasi, Inspector Erigbara Franklin; Inspector Ihukor Sixtus Valentine; Inspector Kanja Victor; Inspector Jimoh Samuel; Inspector Ezeme Charles; Inspector Aruleba Kayode and Inspector Adedosu Adeyemi. Others upgraded and promoted to DSP were; Sergeant Ekheomo Fredrick; Sergeant Oyejobi Olusegun; Sergeant Nweke Chekwube; Sergeant Abel Ukpong; Sergeant Uba Shedrach; Sergeant Igba Jose; Sergeant Ibukun Benson and Cpl. Beautiful Suleiman. The Commission also approved the Confirmation of Unconfirmed Assistant Superintendents of Police ASP11 through ASP 1. They include Egbo Obianuju Rosemary, Operations Department, Delta State Command; Sanusi Hammari, Sokoto State Command; Zakka Bulus, FCT Command; Elegbe Kudirat Omolola, Lagos Command and Okpaleke Felix, Police Staff College Jos, among others. .Inspector Kenneth Asogwa, Anambra State Command; Thaddeus Utazi, Zonal Command Zone 13 Ukpo; Aliyu Okajine, FIB, Kaduna and Abdullahi Ndakolo, Niger Command were among the Inspectors elevated to the rank of ASP11. The president of the Commission, Musiliu Smith, congratulated the promoted officers and ordered them to redouble their efforts in the service of the country. He said the Commission will continue to monitor their performance and will not hesitate to discipline any officer found to be failing in the performance of their duties. Ikechukwu Ani Head, Press and Public Relations Monday, May 16, 2022. 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