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Police promote officers, dismiss four others

By The Citizen
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The Police Service Commission has elevated two Commissioners of Police (CPs) and 231 officers to their next ranks, as also four senior police officers were dismissed for alleged unethical behaviour.

 In a statement yesterday in Abuja,  the Commission's spokesman Ferdinard Ekpe, said that of the 32 disciplinary cases involving Senior Police Officers (SPOs)considered, all the recommended disciplinary actions were approved.

  'Two Superintendents of Police, Nyong Enefiok, Offu Ukereke, Deputy Superintendent Eteng Bassey and Assistant Superintendent Mohammed Usman Kashim were dismissed for indiscipline, ' the statement said.    Six  others were demoted and others severely reprimanded.

   The statement also emphasised that approval had been given for the promotion of 233 deserving senior police officers to the next rank, having satisfied the stipulated criteria for promotion.

  'Two (2) Commissioners of Police (CPs) Chris Olakpe and Grace Chita Okudo were elevated to the rank of Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs), both promotions are with effect from 04/06/2014 and 09/06/2014 respectively.

  'Seven (7) Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCPs) were promoted to the substantive rank of CPs. They are Victor Ojo, Elias Wayemeru, Paul Okafor, Henry Fadairo, Stella Udosen, Felicia Noelle and Ovie Oyokomino,' the  statement noted.

   The commission also elevated 12 assistant commissioners of police to DCPs, while 21 chief superintendents of police were promoted to assistant commissioners of police.

  Twenty-seven  superintendents were promoted to chief superintendents of police. In continuation of the elevation of deserving officers, 15 deputy superintendents were promoted to superintendents, 129 assistant superintendents of police were elevated to the rank of deputy superintendents while 20 who were omitted during the last inspectors promotion were promoted to assistant superintendents of police.