Police Commission Drops Ibrahim Magu, Elevates 24 CPs To AIG Rank

LAGOS JULY 8TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The Police Service Commission has approved the promotion of 24 Commissioners of Police to the next rank of Assistant Inspectors General of Police. The Commission, however, declined the promotion of former acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, CP Ibrahim Magu.

The Commission’s Head of Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, made this known in a statement on Thursday titled, ‘PSC Promotes 24 CPs, 35 DCPs, 52 ACPs, 50 CSPs, Drops Ibrahim Magu’.

According to Ani, the decisions were the highpoints of the Commission’s 12th Plenary Meeting held on Tuesday and Wednesday, which was presided over by the Commission’s Chairman, Musiliu Smith, a retired Inspector General of Police.

“The Commission declined the promotion of CP Magu pending clearance from the office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice and the Office of the Inspector General of Police,” the statement partly read.

Magu, who served as acting chairman of the EFCC from 2015 to 2020, was rejected twice by the Senate.

He was later suspended along with several others for allegedly mismanaging funds of the commission, an allegation which he vehemently denied.

The former EFCC boss was probed for over three months by a judicial panel of inquiry led by a former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Ayo Salami.

The panel made several recommendations but the report has not been made public to date.

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), later in February 2021 named 40-year-old Abdulrasheed Bawa as the new EFCC chairman to replace Magu.

FULL LIST: Three DIGs confirmed, 24 CPs, 35 DCPs, 52 ACPs, 50 CSPs promoted 

Similarly, the Police Service Commission confirmed the acting appointments of three Deputy Inspectors General of Police. Those whose acting appointments were confirmed were Tijanni Baba who replaced DIG Aminchi Baraya (rtd.) in the North-East; Zanna Ibrahim, who replaced DIG Ibrahim Larmode (rtd.), in the North-East; and Moses Jitoboh who replaced DIG Ogbizi Michael (rtd.) in the South-South zone.

The Commission also approved the promotion of 35 Deputy Commissioners of Police to the rank of Commissioners, 52 Assistant Commissioners of Police to Deputy Commissioners and 46 Chief Superintendents of Police to Assistant Commissioners.

The statement further read, “It also considered and approved the promotion of 10 Superintendents of Police to Chief Superintendents, 17 Deputy Superintendents of Police to Superintendents, 139 Assistant Superintendents of Police, whose names were skipped during the last promotion, to Deputy Superintendents and nine Inspectors to Assistant Superintendents of Police.

“The 24 Commissioners of Police promoted to Assistant Inspectors General of Police were; Usman Nagogo, currently CP Federal Intelligence Bureau, Force Headquarters Abuja; Bala Ciroma, CP, FCT Command; Ahmad Abdurrahman, NIPPS, Jos; Adeleke Bode, CP, Kebbi State Command; Muri Musa, CP Kaduna State Command; Lawal Tanko, (former COMPOL POPOL) and presently Commandant Police Academy Wudil Kano; Dauda Abdulkarim, Commandant Police Traning College Kaduna; Usman Belele, CP Research and Development, Force Headquarters Abuja.

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