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Police Service Commission, IGP in fresh face-off


•Blocks promotion of 112 senior officers •Says IGP failed to comply with commission’s directive

A fresh crisis is brewing between the  Police Service Commission (PSC)  and Police Inspector General Mohammed Adamu after the commission yesterday  cancelled  the recent promotions of 112 senior police officers.

It then proceeded to approve the elevation  of 175 officers.

The PSC which ,on Wednesday got judgement from the Court of Appeal nullifying last year’s recruitment of 10000 hands by the IG, also scrapped the police zonal commands and departments newly created by the police boss.

The commission said its decisions were  on account of the failure of the  Inspector General of Police to “comply with the directive of the Commission to attach the Presidential approval for the creation of additional Police Zonal Commands and Departments from where the vacancies for the recommended Officers were harvested.”

Chief spokesman of the PSC, Ikechukwu Ani, said in a statement in Abuja that the decisions were taken at  the 9th Plenary Meeting of the commission held  in Abuja on Monday and Tuesday, September 28th and 29th, 2020.

Top of the list of the newly promoted officers is Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Sanusi Lemu who is now a Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG.

He replaces retired DIG Abdulmajid Ali, representing the North Central.

The PSC also approved the promotion of one Commissioner of Police, CP. Mustapha Dandaura, former CP Anambra and Rivers States to the substantive rank of an Assistant Inspector General of Police.

Ani said:”Also promoted were 167 Superintendents of Police to Chief Superintendents, three Deputy Superintendents of Police to Superintendents, two Assistant Superintendents of Police to Deputy Superintendents and four Inspectors to Assistant Superintendents.

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