Police promote Mbu, 17 others AIGs
Controversial Police chief, Mbu Joseph Mbu was among the 18 Commissioners of Police elevated to the rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIGs on Wednesday.
The promotion of Mbu who is currently the Commissioner of Police in charge of Federal Capital Territory was announced in a statement signed by Ferdinand U. Ekpe, spokesperson for Police Service Commission on Wednesday.
Other commissioners of police who were also elevated to the rank of AIG are: Ambrose O. Aisibor, Adebayo Ajileye, Umaru Abubakar Manko, Joel Kayode Theophilus, Wilfred Eje Obute, Felix Osita Uyanna, A. J. Abakasanga, and Jubril Olawale Adeniji.
The others are Ibrahim M. Maishanu, Godfrey E. Okeke, Chintua Amajor-Onu, Lawal Tanko, Usman Akila Gwarry, Kalafite Helen Adeyemi, Yahaya Garba Ardo, Irimiya F. Yerima, Olufemi A. Adenaike and Patrick Dey Dokumor.
Ekpe said all the appointments will take effect from August 20, 2014.
He added in his statement that the promotions became necessary in order to fill the vacancies created by recent retirements and promotions in the police.
According to him, the promotions would serve to re-invigorate and re position zonal police commands headed by AIGS in order to help tackle the country's current security challenges.
The Commission had yesterday promoted eight officers to the rank of the deputy inspector general of police.
Mbu gained national prominence following what many regarded as his partisan stance in the face off with Governor Rotimi Amaechi when he was the Police Commissioner of Rivers State.
Many had regarded him as a tool in the hands of President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Patience who were battling to remove the Rivers State Governor from office.
In the same vein, Mbu had also alarmed the civil society when he tried to ban all forms of public protests in Abuja.