PSC demotes four police officers, amounts to 745

The Police Service Commission approved the promotion of 745 senior police officers, approved the proper placement of five Police Commissioners and one Deputy Commissioner, and dealt with 14 appeals and petitions and nine outstanding disciplinary matters relating to fired and serving police officers .

The decisions were among the highlights of the 18th PSC plenary, which ended in Abuja on Tuesday.

The meeting was chaired by the interim president of the PSC, Minister Clara Ogunbiyi.

PSC spokesman Ikechukwu Ani revealed this in a statement on Wednesday.

PUNCH reports that the PSC also promoted two deputy police superintendents to police superintendents, 696 deputy police superintendents to deputy police superintendents, and 47 police inspectors to unconfirmed deputy police superintendents.

The newly promoted SPs are Yusuf Bello and Titus Obaji, while some of the newly promoted 696 DSPs include Ogbu Nwachukwu, Abia State Command; Haruna Hotoro, Ekiti State Command; Ogbe Anthonia, Plateau State Command; Sadisu Oyarekhua, FCID, Lagos Annex; and Bala Dambu, Kebbi State Command.

Of the 47 unconfirmed inspectors promoted to ASPII, 44 were from the Police Zone 9 Command Headquarters in Umuahia.

In order to maintain seniority in the Force, the PSC approved the proper placement and adjustment of the promotion dates of Njoku Eronini, Afolabi Adeniyi and Taiwo Jesubiyi on the CP personnel list from 24 to 9 March 2022.

It also adjusted the promotion date of CP Ogundele Ayodeji to June 3, 2021, instead of March 9, 2022. The Commission also adjusted the confirmation date of DCP Nwonyi Emeka to be December 7, 2018, instead of on September 29, 2020.

It also approved the promotion and retirement of four police officers, as well as the reduction in rank of four others.

The PSC also reinstated six officers, retired two from public interest, promoted one, DCP Emmanuel Eze, to CP and retired him.

The PSC also reviewed the de-rank sanction for Inspector Falade Kayode, exonerating him and restoring his ASPI rank.

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