June 14, 2024

IGP suspends special promotions in police

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, on Tuesday pledged to tame the rising cases of kidnapping in Ogun state.

IGP Egbetokun

By Kingsley Omonobi

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, IGP has announced the suspension of special promotions in the police with immediate effect, noting that it is jeopardising the job of officers.

The IGP, who was obviously angry at the extent to which some officers go to lobby for special promotions, noted that henceforth, anyone recommended for special promotions from powers above, will be disciplined.

Egbetokun also said when the need arises for any officer to be promoted specially, the issue will be handled by the police management.

He also banned undue soliciting for posting, warning that anyone found guilty of this act will be dealt with in accordance with the law of the Force.

Egbetokun made the declarations at the decoration ceremony of 15 senior police officers, who were recently promoted from their former ranks to new ranks.

Those newly decorated include one Deputy Inspector-General of Police; 11 Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and 15 Commissioners of Police.

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