The Police Service Commission (PSC) says it has approved the promotion of 745 senior police officers to different ranks.
The commission reached the decision at the end of its 18th plenary meeting which took place in Abuja, on Tuesday.
The plenary meeting was presided over by Clara Ogunbiyi, acting chairperson of PSC.
Ikechukwu Ani, PSC spokesperson, in a statement on Wednesday, said the commission promoted two deputy superintendents of police (DSP) to superintendents of police, 696 assistant superintendents of police to deputy superintendents of police and 47 inspectors of police to unconfirmed assistant superintendents of police
Ani said the commission approved the demotion of four police officers and handed severe reprimand to six others.
“The newly promoted superintendents of police are: Yusuf S. Bello and Titus Ogboku Obaji while some of the 696 promoted deputy superintendents of police, include Ogbu Emmanuel Nwachukwu, Abia State Command, Haruna Hotoro, Ekiti State Command, Ogbe Anthonia, Plateau State Command; Sadisu Oyarekhua, FCID, annex Lagos and Bala Dambu, Kebbi State Command.
“Out of the 47 inspectors promoted to unconfirmed assistant superintendents of police, ASP11, 44 were from the police zone 9 command headquarters Umuahia.
“They include Daniel Maiwada, Paul Aguwa, Oruma James, Momoh Mohammed, Hosea John, Danjuma Likita, Omale Nathaniel, John Ononaku, Ogbonnaya Ugochukwu and Ikpo Kalu.
“Others are; Oju Ismaila, Ngozika Christopher, Obinna Anyanwu, Iheamachanma Nkechi, Ungbo Moses, Abuh James, Kyaaja Peter, Bakari Edward, Haruna Ayuba, Aliyu Mohammed and Auta Akila.
“The commission approved the proper placement and adjustment of promotion dates of CP Njoku Henry Eronini, CP Afolabi Babatola Adeniyi and CP Taiwo Olusola Jesubiyi in the CP staff list from 24/03/2022 to 09/03/2022 so as to maintain seniority in the force.
“It also adjusted the promotion date of CP Ogundele Ayodeji to 03/06/2021 instead of 09/03/2022. The Commission also adjusted the confirmation date of DCP Nwonyi Polycap Emeka to read 07/12/2018 instead of 29/09/2020
“It reinstated six officers, retired two in public interest, promoted one, DCP Emmanuel Eze to CP and retired him. It reviewed the punishment of reduction in rank of Inspector Falade Kayode, exonerated him and restored his rank of ASP 1.”