… 15 New CPs 36 DCPs, 61 ACPs Also Approved

The Police Service Commission has approved the appointment of AIG Yahaya Sahabo ABUBAKAR as Deputy Inspector General of Police. He was until his appointment the AIG in charge of Zone 14 Katsina. He will represent the North East Geopolitical zone in the Police Management Team, replacing DIG Habu Sani who recently retired as DIG Force Intelligence Bureau and representing the Zone.


The Commission also approved the promotion of 122 other senior Police Officers; ten Commissioners of Police to the next rank of Assistant Inspectors General; Fifteen Deputy Commissioners of Police to substantive Commissioners and 36 Assistant Commissioners of Police to Deputy Commissioners. Sixty-one Chief Superintendents of Police were also elevated to the next rank of Assistant Commissioners of Police.


The decisions were taken at the extraordinary Management Meeting of the Commission held on Thursday,  June 6th, 2024 and presided over by the Chairman of the Commission, Dr. Solomon Arase, CFR, retired Inspector General of Police.


The 15  Deputy Commissioners of Police; 10 Commissioners  and AIG Abubakar appeared before the Commission in session for the compulsory interactive promotion interview which is one of the requirements for their promotion to the next rank.


The Commission  Chairman at the interactive sessions told the Officers  that in the emerging dynamic and ubiquity  of crime and criminality  within the revolution in  Information and Communication technology,  ” charting out pathways for effective  policing and internal security management  would have to necessarily  orient from informed crafting  and employment of applicable mix of strategies,  standard operating  procedures  and tactics by the Police, other law enforcement and regulatory agencies of the state, mainstreaming a knowledge driven Police Force staffed by mentally mobile work force refined  for optimum service delivery “.


Dr. Arase charged them to be genuinely committed to their sacred responsibility of securing the Nigerian nation by effectively protecting lives and property, preventing and containing crimes and criminality across the nation.


He pledged the Commission’s readiness to ensure that promotions of Officers and Men are regular and predictable.


The Commissioners of Police promoted to the new rank of AIGs are; Ahmed  Ammani, former CP Enugu and currently in ICT Department, Force Headquarters; Mohammed  Dankwara Adamu  Deputy Commandant Police Academy, Wudil Kano; Gumel Mohammed  Usaini, CP Kano State Command; Hamzat Adebola Ayinde, CP Oyo State Command; Okuoma Idegwu Basil, CP Elections, Force Headquarters Abuja; Achinyan Zachary’s Fera; CP FCID Enugu; Baba Zango Ibrahim, CP DFA, FCID, Abuja; Mohammed  Isyaku, CP Admin, FCID Annex Lagos and CP Margaret Agebe Ochalla, CP Police Special Fraud Unit Annex Lagos.


DCP Bassey Samuel  Ewah, DC Admin, Department of Operations, Force Headquarters; Osagie John Agans-Irabor, SCID, Benue State Command; DCP Edem Ita Selong, Admin and Finance, Zone 9 Umuahia and DCP Monday Agbonika, Interpol Annex Lagos were promoted to the substantive rank of Commissioners of Police.


Other Deputy Commissioners promoted to CPs were Michael Okoh, Department of Operations,  Zone 9 Umuahia; Ayodele Oluyemi Sonubi, State CID, Oyo State Command; Iyama Daniel Edobor, Operations Department,  Bayelsa State Command; Isa Danladi Nda, SWAT, FCID Abuja; Akaniyene Ifebem Ezima Zonal CID, Zone 17 Akure and Livingston  Ikioye Orutugu, Commandant PMF Training School Ende Hills Jos.


Others were, DCP Bello Rashid Afegbua, Admin, Department of Training,  Force Headquarters, Abuja; Hycenth Azuka Edozie Force Operations FCID, FHQ Abuja; Haruna Alaba Yahaya, Interpol, FCID Abuja; Peter Ozigi Umoru, Zonal CID, Zone 8, Lokoja; Ayotunde Godwin Omodeinde, Operations Department, Cross Rivers State Command.


The 36 Assistant Commissioners of Police promoted to the next rank of Deputy Commissioners include; Obo Ukam Obo; Musibau Adeola Adedoyin; Lawal Bamidele  Adeshina and Anthony Okon Placid. Others are Onyeamu Akaeme Onyeamu, AC, Ops, Enugu State Command;  Suleiman  K. Bayonle, Commander PMF 20, Lagos; Asuquo  Effiong, Special  Investigation  Unit FHQ,  Abuja; Mustapha  A. Rufai, Area Commander Auchi; Victor Akongtendor Bepeh, DFA, BPF, Force Headquarters Abuja; Chinedu  Ugwu, Area Commander,  Oji River Enugu Command; Kingsley Ifeanyi  Woke SCID Ebonyi State Command; Issah Onize Lawal, Zonal CID Zone 2 Lagos and Ifeanyi  Aham Ohuruzo, Commander PMF 21 Abuja.


The list of the promoted  Officers has been conveyed to the Inspector General of Police for implementation and further necessary action.

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