The Police Service Commission (PSC) has promoted former EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu to the rank of Commissioner of Police (CP).
Magu’s promotion was hitherto delayed by the police high command. PSC spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani who disclosed the promotion noted that the commission rose from its 15th Plenary meeting on Friday, May 13, 2022 in Abuja with the promotion of Magu and confirmation of Acting DIG John Ogbonnaya Amadi as a substantive Deputy Inspector General of Police. They also approved the appointment of Zama Bala Senchi as a Deputy Inspector General of Police and promoted eight Commissioners of Police to Assistant Inspectors General of Police.
According to Ani, “The Commission also approved the promotion of 23 Deputy Commissioners to the next rank of Commissioners of Police; 31 Assistant Commissioners to Deputy Commissioners of Police and 63 Chief Superintendents of Police promoted to Assistant Commissioners of Police.
“The Plenary Meeting, which began on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 was presided over by Alhaji Musiliu Smith, Chairman of the Commission and former Inspector General of Police. DIG Amadi, currently acting, replaced late DIG Joseph Egbunike and will be representing the South East in the Force Management team while DIG Senchi was the most senior in the AIG cadre.
“Other decisions taken by the Commission at the Plenary were the promotion of 57 Deputy Superintendents of Police earlier skipped when their mates were promoted to the next rank of Superintendents.
“Other categories of Deputy Superintendents of Police such as the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria, Course 4, Inspectors Course 37 and regular ASP’s course 25 and 26 were also promoted to Superintendents having met established requirements. The promoted sets are from Deputy Superintendents to Superintendent.