*414 other officers too
By Kingsley Omonobi
Abuja —The Police Service Commission, PSC, has approved the promotion of 414 senior police officers to their next ranks, among them is Danjuma Ibrahim recently acquitted over APO 6 killings, who is now an Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG.
Ibrahim was alleged to have connived with other officers to cause the death of Igbo traders arrested by the police attached to Garki Police Division, Abuja on June 8, 2005, but he was acquitted by the court and reinstated by the Police authorities.
Three Commissioners of Police, CPs, were promoted to the next rank of Assistant Inspector-General of Police, AIGs; four Deputy Commissioners, DCPs, to Commissioners of Police, CPs and 12 Assistant Commissioners, ACPs, to Deputy Commissioners of Police, DCPs.
The three Commissioners of Police promoted to AIG are CP Ibrahim, CP Istifanus Shettima and CP Jimoh Ozi-Obeh.
The new Commissioners of Police are Bello Yahaya, Fave Semali, Mukaddas Garba and D. D. Galadanchi.
A statement by the commission’s Head of Information, Ikechukwu Ani, said: “The promotions formed the highpoint of the 26th plenary meeting of the commission held in Abuja from February 27 to March 1, 2018 and presided over by Chairman of the Commission, Dr. Mike Okiro, former Inspector-General of Police.
“The commission also approved the promotion of 61 Chief Superintendents of Police, CSPs, to Assistant Commissioners of Police, ACPs; 30 Superintendents of Police, SPs, to Chief Superintendents of Police, CSPs; 48 Deputy Superintendents of Police, DSPs, to Superintendents of Police, SP,s and 65 Assistant Superintendents of Police, ASPs, to Deputy Superintendents of Police, DSPs, while 191 Inspectors were elevated to the rank of Assistant Superintendents of Police, ASPs.
Some of the Assistant Commissioners promoted to Deputy Commissioners are Michael Aliyu, Danladi Lalas, Hilary Igwe, Williams Adebowale, Sadiq Abubakar and Rabi Umar.
Others are Stephen Hasso, Shehu Shuaibu, Shehu Gwarzo, Josephine Nneka, Abubakar Baba, Sadiq Abubakar, Abdulazeez Obansa and Patrick Boroh.
The promotions have been conveyed to the Inspector General of Police for implementation in a letter by Mr. Musa Istifanus, Permanent Secretary/Secretary to the Commission.