A total of 3,225 police officers on Thursday were promoted by the Police Service Commission. Of the numbers promoted, 11 are Assistant Commissioners of Police who were elevated to the rank of Deputy Commissioner of Police. The Head, Press and Public Relations of the commission, Mr Ikechukwu Ani, who disclose this in Abuja said that other officers were promoted as well.
Ani added that the promotions were the highpoint of the commission’s plenary meeting held in Abuja. 12 Chief Superintendents of Police were promoted to the rank of Assistant Commissioners of Police, and 3,201 Assistant Superintendents of Police to Deputy Superintendents of Police. He said that one ASP Emmanuel Aigbedion was upgraded to the rank of Superintendent of Police, following an appeal based on a court judgment.
He said, “The newly promoted Commissioners of Police were before their promotion, subjected to an interactive session with the leadership of the Commission.” The new CPs are; Johnson Babatunde Kokumo, Joseph Agaji, Gbemisola O. Akinpelu, Hakeem Busari and Adat Ududo. Others are; John Amadi, Undie Adie; Olugbenga Adeyanju, Patrick Ladul Garba; Aromeh Attabor and Augustine Ezechukwu. He said that Friday Ibadin was the only Assistant Commissioner of Police promoted to the next rank of Deputy Commissioner.