The Police Service Commission has approved the promotion of 986 senior police officers and has appointed Emmanuel Ibe as its acting secretary.
This is contained in a statement issued by commission’s spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, in Abuja on Tuesday.
Mr. Ibe was the Director of Administration and Finance and Special Assistant to the former chairman of the commission.
The statement said these decisions were taken at the commission’s 14th Plenary Meeting held in Abuja.
Some of the promoted officers are CP Shuaibu Gambo who is now Assistant Inspector General of Police, while DCPs Jonah Mava, Olusola David, Titus Lamorde, Chika Maidama and Abdullahi Ibrahim are now Commissioners of Police.
The statement said 16 Assistant Commissioners were elevated to the rank of Deputy Commissioners, 21 Chief Superintendents to Assistant Commissioners and three Superintendents to Chief Superintendents.
Nine Deputy Superintendents moved to Superintendents and 931 Assistant superintendents to Deputy Superintendents.
It further said that two Acting DCPs, four Acting ACPs and one Acting CSP were also confirmed.
The statement said the promotions took effect from the December16.
It said 12 disciplinary cases involving some policemen were resolved during the meeting.
The statement said two officers were demoted, two severely reprimanded and four others reprimanded.
It said one officer received a letter of advice while three others were exonerated.