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The Police Service Commission (PSC) today promoted 20, 356 senior police officers.

The Head, Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja yesterday. He said the promotion was one of the decisions of the 11th Plenary Meeting of the Commission held in Abuja on Wednesday, January 25th, 2021 and presided over by its Chairman, Musiliu Smith, a retired IGP.

It reads: “Nine Commissioners of Police were promoted to the next rank of Assistant Inspectors General of Police and another nine, promoted from the rank of Deputy Commissioner to Commissioners of Police.

“The Commission also approved the promotion of three Chief Superintendents to Assistant Commissioners of Police, one thousand five hundred and seventy seven Deputy Superintendents to SP and two thousand, two hundred and ninety three Assistant Superintendents to Deputy Superintendents of Police.

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“It also approved the promotion/confirmation of seven thousand, two hundred and eighty three unconfirmed Assistant Superintendents (ASP11) to Assistant Superintendents (ASP1), nine thousand and seventy two Inspectors to Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASP11) and one hundred and ten Inspectors promoted to Senior Inspectors.

“The new Assistant Inspectors General are; Aminu Saleh Pai, former Commissioner of Police Kwara and Bayelsa States Command, former Force Quarter Master General and currently the Executive Secretary, The Police Multi Purpose Cooperative Society, Lagos; Dasuki Danbappa Galadanchi, former Commissioner of Police/Executive Secretary, The Police Multi Purpose Cooperative Society, Lagos and presently acting AIG Force CID Annex, Lagos; Okon Etim Ene, former Commissioner of Police Benue and Abia State Commands, CP SARS and currently CP Explosive Ordinance Disposal, (EOD) Force Headquarters and Abang B. John, former Commissioner of Police Akwa Ibom State Command and presently Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command.

“Others are Joseph Gobum Mukan, Former CP, Airport Command, Lagos and currently CP Rivers State; Aji Ali Janga, former CP Kaduna and Kogi State Commands and currently CP Sokoto; Mukaddas Mohammed Garba, presently CP Benue State Command; Habu Sani Ahmadu, former CP, IGP Monitoring Unit; CP Intelligence, Force Headquarters and CP Bauchi State Command and presently CP Kano State and Imohimi D. Edgal, former CP Lagos and Akwa Ibom States Command.

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“The nine DCPs promoted to CPs are Abubakar Adamau Alhaji, presently DCP Operations, Rivers State, Benjami Nebolisa Okolo, currently at the National Defence College, Abuja; Abdul-Yari Laffia Shuyamu, presently DCP, Finance and Administration, Taraba State Command; Oyediran Adesoye Oyeyemi, DCP State CIID Ebonyi; Samaila Shu’aibu Dikko, DCP State CIID Adamawa and Jimwan David Dazong DCP Zonal CIID, Zone 12 Bauchi.

“Others are Monday Bala Kuryas, DCP Operations, Ondo State; Hussaini Rabiu, DCP, Operations Imo State and Rabi Umar, former Assistant Force Secretary and presently DCP, Force Education, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

“The three Chief Superintendents promoted to Assistant CP are; Gotom Tijani Richard, Joseph Kaide O, and Giade Sabo Abubaka.

“Some of the DSPs promoted to SPs are; Ani Gospel Obichi, Federal Intelligence Bureau, Zone 7 headquarters Abuja, Rabe Lawal, Zone 1 kano; Ibrahim Abubakar, Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja; Mbachi Raluchukwu, DCO, Ikirike Police Station, Enugu;Anjuguri Jesse Manza, former PPRO FCT and currently with CP Monitoring and Mentoring Unit FCT Command; Maduka Benedeth, O/C JWC, Awkaunanaw Division, Enugu State; Aneto Ephraim, O/C Works, Abia State Command; Obi-Ejoh Nnamdi Patrick, DCO, Wuse Division, FCT; Felix Ekpoudom;

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BREAKING: Tribunal Sacks Adeleke, Declares Oyetola Osun Governor

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BREAKING: Tribunal Sacks Adeleke, Declares Oyetola Osun Governor

An Election Petition Tribunal on Friday sacked PDP’s Ademola Adeleke as Osun State Governor.

The tribunal hearing the APC and Adegboyega Oyetola’s petition annulled the result of the July 16 Osun governorship poll.

Justice Tetsea Kume, while delivering a majority decision declared that INEC did not comply substantially with the Constitution and the provisions of the Electoral Act.

He subsequently deducted the over-voting observed from the votes scored by the candidates and declared that Oyetola won the election, having polled 314, 921, while Adeleke’s score came down to 290, 266.

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He directed INEC to withdraw Adeleke’s certificate of return and issued another one to Oyetola who won a majority of the lawful votes.

Meanwhile, a minority decision by one of the judges is being read as at the time of filing this report.

 

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Gyado, Family Need Justice – AfAW

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The Advocacy for Alleged Witches (AfAW) has urged the government to institute legal action against those who lynched Pa Justin Gyado in Gwer East Local Government Area in Benue state.

According to the Advocacy for Alleged Witches (AfAW) Director Dr Leo Igwe, the call has become necessary following the growing pressure on Pa Gyado and family for the release of the suspects from police custody.

“It must be recalled that over ten youths abducted and set ablaze Gyado after accusing him of killing a young man through witchcraft this month. It took the combined efforts of the police, civil defense, and the army, to rescue Pa Justin. But he was severely burnt. Justin was taken to the Federal Medical Center in Makurdi, where he is currently battling for his life. While at the hospital, family sources told the AfAW that one of the perpetrators invaded the hospital and tried to attack and kill Justin.”, AfAW said.

AfAW continues : “Fortunately, in the past few days, the police have arrested five persons linked to this horrific act. And the investigation is ongoing. However, information reaching the Advocacy for Alleged Witches is that relatives of the suspects are pressuring Pa Gyado’s family members to get the police to release the suspects. They are holding meetings and plotting several ways to frustrate the case. The police should not yield to this pressure and scheme. Justin is at the hospital nursing his wounds at his own expense without any support from the community. The community leaders are only interested in securing the release of those who attempted to murder him. The AfAW is asking the police in Benue not to release these suspects and to ensure that justice is done in this case. The police should use Pa Gyado’s case to demonstrate their commitment to upholding the rule of law and enforcing the criminal provisions against witchcraft accusations and jungle justice. The government of Benue should expedite efforts to ensure the prosecution of all implicated in this savage act. The case of Pa Gyado is the second to be reported in the Gwer East in recent months.

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“In October last year, two men were reportedly murdered after they were accused of witchcraft. The police have not arrested anyone linked to that murder to date. If the police yielded to pressure and allowed these suspects to go scot free, they would be encouraging impunity and injustice. If the government of Benue state did not prosecute these suspects, it would be sending a message that perpetrators of witch persecution and jungle justice would get away with their crimes. And it would not reflect positively on the police, and the government of Benue state.

“Pa Justin Gyado and his family need justice. The world is watching.”

 

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BREAKING: Frank Mba Becomes Lagos Police Commissioner, Idowu Owohunwa Takes Over In Ogun

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BREAKING: Frank Mba Becomes Lagos Police Commissioner

The Nigerian Inspector General of Police (IGP), Alkali Baba, has approved the redeployment of two commissioners of police to Lagos and Ogun States respectively.The commissioners of police concerned are: Frank Mba and Idowu Owohunwa.

This was stated in a letter dated January 24, 2023, and signed by Hafiz Inuwa, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police to the Police Service Commission (PSC).

While Mba, who had served as the Force spokesman and appointed as the Commissioner of Police in charge of the Federal Capital Territory, would be replacing Abiodun Alabi in Lagos, while Owohunwa, former principal staff officer of the IGP, would take over from Lanre Bankole in Ogun.

This comes just over a month before the elections.

Nigerians will vote next month to elect a new president to succeed Muhammadu Buhari, who is finishing his second term in office.

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The posting, according to the letter, was part of a strategy to strengthen the strategic and operational control of the Lagos and Ogun commands.

“I am directed to humbly write and forward the proposed posting of the under-mentioned commissioners of police to state commands indicated against their names for the commission’s kind consideration and approval,” the letter reads.

“The Inspector-General of Police is deploying the under-mentioned commissioners of police to strengthen the strategic and operational control of the commands.”

 

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