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By Esezobor Okaima, Abuja

The Police Service Commission, PSC, in Nigeria has approved the promotion of four Assistant Inspector General of Police to the rank of Deputy Inspector General, DIG.

A Commissioner of Police was also promoted to the substantive rank of DIG.

The PSC also approved the promotion of 21 police officers killed in the EndSARS violent protests across the country and 121 other officers injured during the crisis.

The PSC at her 10th plenary on Friday, 18th December also promoted 75 other senior officers to higher ranks.

The Head, Press and Public Relations unit of PSC, Ikechukwu Ani, gave the names of the new DIGs as AIG Usman Alkali Baba, currently acting DIG Administration; AIG. Dan Mallam Mohammed, AIG in charge of Zone 13 Ukpo, Anambra State; AIG David Oyebanji Folawiyo, AIG in charge of Zone 17, Akure and CP. Joseph Egbunike, CP, Budget.

Thirteen officers previously on the rank of Commissioner of Police were promoted to the rank of AIG.

They are CP Augunbiade Lasore, CP Kebbi State; CP Uche Anozie, retired, CP. Kenneth Ebrimson, also retired, CP. Undie J. Adie, CP. Osun State and CP. Olugbenga Adeyanju, CP. Adamawa State.

Others are, CP. Johnson B. Kokumo presently CP Edo State; CP. Ajani O. Babatunde, Commandant Police College, Ikeja, CP. Olukolu Tairu Shina, retired; CP. Awunah N. Donald, former Force Public Relations Officer and currently Commandant Police Staff College Jos; CP. Hafiz Inuwa, CP. Delta State; CP Garba Baba Umar, CP Interpol; CP Omololu Bishi, CP. Armament; and CP Isaac O. Akinmoyede, presently CP Imo State.

Twenty-three Deputy Commissioners of Police were promoted to the rank of Commissioner of Police. Among them are, DCP Godwin Akor Job, retired erstwhile DCP, Administration Abia State Command; Abimbola Adebola Shokoya, DCP OPS, Kwara; DCP Christopher Owolabi, DCP Administration, Bauchi; Olubunmi Osoka, DCP, OPS, Benue; Attahiru Isa, retired; DCP Yekini Adio Ayoku, DCP Administration, Zone 6, Calabar and Olufu Tony Adejoh; DCP Ops, Ebonyi.

Also promoted to the rank of CP are DCP Ari Mohammed Ali, DCP Ops, Lagos, Mamman Sanda Umar; Aliyu Adamu and Haladu Musa Ros-Amson among others.

The Police Service Commission also approved the promotion of 29 ACPs promoted to the rank of DCPs.

Ninety-one CSPs promoted to Assistant Commissioners of Police, while 599 Superintendents of Police were promoted to the rank of CSPs.

Commission Chairman, Musiliu Smith presided over the Plenary Meeting and enjoined the beneficiaries to rededicate themselves to the service of their fatherland.

He said the Commission will continue to ensure that promotion of deserving Police Officers will be prompt and merit driven.

Smith prayed for the souls of gallant Police heroes who lost their lives on the line of duty.

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