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How Flagrant Police Misconduct Led To EndSARS Protests Nationwide – Musiliu Smith
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How Flagrant Police Misconduct Led To EndSARS Protests Nationwide – Musiliu Smith

The Chairman, Police Service Commission, IGP Musiliu Smith (rtd), on Tuesday opened up on the causes of the #EndSARS protests Nationwide saying it was occasioned by the Flagrant misconduct of officers of the Nigeria Police Force. Alhaji Smith regretted the level of misconduct in the police force and it’s recurrence nothing that the Police Service Commission has always been inundated with complaints from Nigerians. Speaking at a retreat with the IG and his police management team at Force headquarters, Alhaji said, “We are always having a lot of complaints from the members of the public against police officers. I believe that #EndSARS resulted from serious misconduct of some of our personnel. “I want to advise that we review the arrangements we are making for investigating such ...
Ekiti Government Sues IGP Over Dismissed Pregnant Officer
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Ekiti Government Sues IGP Over Dismissed Pregnant Officer

The Ekiti State Government has sued the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, seeking an order of the court to declare Section 127 of the Police Act and Regulations, which provides for the discharge from the Police Force female officers who become pregnant while married unofficially. Joined as co-defendants in the suit are the Ekiti State Commissioner of Police and the Police Service Commission (PSC). A Police Constable, Miss Olajide Omolola, who got pregnant in alleged flagrant violation of the police rules was recently dismissed. Omolola, who was attached to Iye-Ekiti Police Station in Ilejemeje area of Ekiti State, was dismissed by police authority for getting pregnant barely a year after graduating from the police academy. The Attorney-General and Commissione...
Police Promote Nine CPS To AIG And 20,365 Others
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Police Promote Nine CPS To AIG And 20,365 Others

The Police Service Commission has approved the promotion of nine Commissioners of Police to Assistant Inspector-General of Police. It also elevated nine Deputy CPs to CP and 20,356 officers who were promoted to their next ranks. This was contained in a statement on Thursday by the PSC spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, titled, ‘PSC promotes 20,356, nine CPs to AIG and nine DCPs to CP.’ The promotion was one of the decisions of the 11th plenary meeting of the commission held in Abuja on Wednesday, and presided over by its Chairman, Musiliu Smith, a retired Inspector- General of Police. The new AIGs are: Aminu Pai, former Commissioner of Police Kwara and Bayelsa States Command, former Force Quarter Master General and currently the Executive Secretary, Police Multi-purpose Cooperative Soci...
My Orderly Tells Me Happenings In Nigeria – Lai Mohammed
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My Orderly Tells Me Happenings In Nigeria – Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed says apart from body protection, his orderly provides him updates of happenings in the country. He said this on Wednesday in Abuja at a ceremony to decorate his Police Orderly, Lucky Moses. Moses was recently promoted by the Police Service Commission (PSC) from the rank of Inspector to Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mohammed told NAN that Moses has been with him since he was sworn-in as minister in November 2015. “He exhibits his loyalty in various forms. He is pained when he hears anything bad about me and he tries to defend me”, he said. “Moses is like a sounding board for me and every morning, the first thing I ask him is: What are they saying in town about the government and your minister? “There is no popular Ra...
Court Summons IGP Adamu Over Contempt
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Court Summons IGP Adamu Over Contempt

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu to appear before it in relation to a contempt proceedings initiated against him. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, in a ruling, ordered the IGP to among others, appear before the court on February 4 this year to show cause why he should not be penalised for refusing to honour a subsisting judgment of the court. “An order of this honourable court is hereby made mandating the Inspector General of Police to appear before this honourable court on the 4th day of February 2021 at 9am to show cause why a contempt proceedings should not be taken against the Inspector General of Police for refusal to obey the judgment of this honourable court in this matter, which judgment was affirmed by the Court of Appe...
Police Pad December 2020 Promotion List With Strange Names – Sahara Reporters
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Police Pad December 2020 Promotion List With Strange Names – Sahara Reporters

SaharaReporters obtained padded names added to the list of the recently promoted Assistant Commissioners of Police to Deputy Commissioners of Police while the 17 excluded ACPs, who were last promoted in 2016 were sidelined for no reason. The Nigeria Police Force and the Police Service Commission promotion list has been padded with strange names who did not take the mandatory Promotion Examination nor go through any assessment using the Annual Performance Evaluation Report (APER), while 17 qualified senior officers were excluded. SaharaReporters obtained padded names added to the list of the recently promoted Assistant Commissioners of Police to Deputy Commissioners of Police while the 17 excluded ACPs, who were last promoted in 2016 were sidelined for no reason. The Police Ins...
Police Recruitment: 925 Names Smuggled Into Constable List – PSC
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Police Recruitment: 925 Names Smuggled Into Constable List – PSC

A total of 925 persons who did not undergo any of recruitment processes for 10,000 Constables were smuggled into the list last year, the Police Service Commission (PSC) revealed Tuesday. It said the 925 persons neither applied for the job nor went through screening, aptitude test and medical examinations. The PSC said this Tuesday while refuting allegations it was withholding the payment for some Police Constables recruited last year. According to a statement signed by spokesman for the commission, Ikechukwu Ani, all Constables properly recruited have been screened, appointment letters released capturing into the Integrated Pay-Roll and Personnel Information System, (IPPIS) for the payment of their salaries and allowances approved. “The Commission wishes to clarify that it ...
Police Service Commission Warns Policemen To Return To Duty Posts Or Face Dismissal
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Police Service Commission Warns Policemen To Return To Duty Posts Or Face Dismissal

The Police Service Commission has frowned on the refusal of some policemen to return to their duty posts following the killing of about 22 cops during the violence that broke out in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests across the country. The PSC said Public Service Rules, which also applies to members of the Nigeria Police Force, prescribes dismissal for any officer that deserted his job, while admonishing them to put the killing of their colleagues behind them. The PSC stressed that policemen did not deserve to be killed and should in fact be protected as fellow human beings, but it however noted that the attack on them by hoodlums should not be an excuse for them to stay away from work. PSC spokesperson, Mr Ikechukwu Ani, said the attacks on the police were not good for t...
Presidential Panel On Police Reforms Swings Into Action, Okays 5-point Demand
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Presidential Panel On Police Reforms Swings Into Action, Okays 5-point Demand

Following directives by President Muhammadu Buhari on dissolution of Special Anti-Robbery Squad and immediate response to yearnings of citizens, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, convened a meeting with stakeholders, agreeing to meet demands, which include halting use of force against protesters and unconditional release of arrested citizens. The meeting, organized by the Office of the Inspector General of Police and National Human Rights Commission, was a multi-stakeholders’ forum attended by leaders and representatives of civil society organisations in Nigeria, activists from the entertainment industry and the ENDSARS movement and development partners. The Ministry of Police Affairs and Police Service Commission were also present at the meeting that affirmed that...
Recruitment: Police Service Commission Removes 925 Names From Constable List
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Recruitment: Police Service Commission Removes 925 Names From Constable List

The Police Service Commission has begun issuing letters of appointment to about 10,000 constables recruited into the Nigeria Police Force last year. The exercise, which commenced last month, is to enable the enrollment of the recruits into the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System for the payment of their salaries and other entitlements by the Federal Government. The enrollment began two weeks ago and would conclude in the next few days. However, 925 persons will not get the appointment letters as their names were said to have been illegally added to the final list of successful candidates. Sources told our correspondent on Wednesday that the PSC had weeded out the names of the affected candidates who were allegedly added to the list. The commission had ini...
IGP Mohammed Adamu Flouts Court Order, Releases List Of New Recruits
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IGP Mohammed Adamu Flouts Court Order, Releases List Of New Recruits

The Nigeria Police Force yesterday released names of successful applicants in the latest recruitment exercise. The Federal High Court, Abuja, had on Wednesday ordered the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu and the Police Service Commission to maintain a status quo on the ongoing recruitment of 10, 000 constables. Justice Inyang Ekwo gave the order at the hearing of the case brought by the PSC against the IGP. The PSC had brought the matter before the court, asking it to stop Adamu from continuing the recruitment exercise for usurping the power of the commission. A post last night on the verified Twitter handle of the Nigeria Police Force,@policeng, said the IGP had vetted the list. “List of successful candidates in the 2019 recruitment exercise into the nigeria police fo...
Recruitment Crisis: IG’s Fight With Police Commission Gets Messier
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Recruitment Crisis: IG’s Fight With Police Commission Gets Messier

The battle between the Nigeria Police Force leadership and the Police Service Commission is becoming messier as the Inspector - General of Police , Mohammed Adamu, has told the PSC that it has no powers to query the Deputy Inspectors -General of Police . Sunday PUNCH learnt on Saturday that the IG pointedly informed the PSC in a letter that the DIGs were not under its control , contrary to the Police Service Commission Establishment Act 2001 . Among other functions , the Act says the PSC “ shall be responsible for the appointment and promotion of persons to offices ( other than the office of the Inspector -General of Police ) in the Nigeria Police Force ; dismiss and exercise disciplinary control over persons ( other than the IG) and formulate policies and guidelines for the appo...
Police Padded Recruitment List With Unqualified Persons – PSC Commissioner
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Police Padded Recruitment List With Unqualified Persons – PSC Commissioner

The Police Service Commission has said that it will remove the names of candidates who did not participate in the recruitment process for 10,000 constables, but whose names were added to the final list by the police high command. The board explained that a genuine list would be released after the strange names on the list had been weeded out. A PSC Commissioner, Mr Austin Braimoh, confirmed to Saturday PUNCH that the candidates’ list that was released by the force was “polluted.” It was gathered that the names of genuine candidates were replaced with those who did not participate in the exercise. A former workers’ union chairman at the police service commission, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said he knew some candidates who performed very well in the examinations but...
Buhari To Summon Minister, IGP Over Constable Recruitment Crisis
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Buhari To Summon Minister, IGP Over Constable Recruitment Crisis

President Muhammadu Buhari will this week meet with the Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammadu Dingyadi and the Inspector -General of Police , Mohammed Adamu, to resolve the dispute over recruitment of 10 ,000 constables into the force. This followed the inability of the Police Service Commission and the NPF to resolve their differences over the agency with the constitutional mandate to carry out police recruitment . Sunday PUNCH gathered on Friday that the commission ’ s chairman , Musiliu Smith , had received assurances from the President that the issue would be resolved soon . The retired IG had visited the Presidential Villa last week where he complained about the takeover of the recruitment by the IG when the exercise was almost concluded. Despite the suspension of the ...
Constables Recruitment: IG Releases List Of Successful Candidates, Shuns Commission
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Constables Recruitment: IG Releases List Of Successful Candidates, Shuns Commission

Despite the suspension of the recruitment of 10,000 constables by the Police Service Commission, the Nigeria Police Force has released the list of candidates who passed the aptitude test conducted for applicants. The exercise has been marred by tussle for control by the NPF and the Commission which had the statutory mandate to recruit, discipline and promote police officers in the force. It was gathered that the release of the candidates’ list on Tuesday caught the Police Service Commission management by surprise. The Commission Chairman, Musiliu Smith, a retired Inspector-General of Police, was said to have been shocked by the decision of the IG, Mohammed Adamu, to release the list when they were yet to resolve the controversy surrounding the exercise. The Commission had l...
Police Suspend Recruitment Of 10,000 Constables, Give Reasons
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Police Suspend Recruitment Of 10,000 Constables, Give Reasons

The Police Service Commission, PSC, has disclosed the suspension of the ongoing recruitment process of 10,000 Constables into the Nigeria Police Force, NPF. PSC explained that the suspension would enable it to finalise the remaining stage of the exercise. A statement by the Commission’s spokesperson, Ikechukwu Ani on Friday urged candidates to wait for further directives from it. The statement reads: “The Police Service Commission has enjoined applicants for recruitment into the Constable Cadre of the Nigeria Police Force to exercise some patience as it finalises the remaining stage of the recruitment exercise. “The Commission also wishes to advise all the candidates who participated in the recruitment exercise up to the aptitude test, to ignore any list or information on t...
Mass Demotion Looms In Police Over Alleged Lopsided Promotions
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Mass Demotion Looms In Police Over Alleged Lopsided Promotions

Finally, the Police Service Commission (PSC) is set to wield the axe that will see the pruning of the rank of the Nigeria Police Force. The category of officers to be affected by the impending demotion is those whose promotions were regarded as “lopsided” or “unmeritorious”. Investigations by Daily Independent reveal that the plenary session of the PSC, which took place on Tuesday and Wednesday, reached a final decision to approve the demotion of the affected officers. The session also approved the promotion of deserving officers, who allegedly had earlier been denied promotion. Alhaji Musiliu Smith, PSC Chairman and retired Inspector-General of Police (IGP), who chaired the session, had on assumption of office in July 2018 allegedly been confronted with myriad of petitions...
Lagos, Kwara, Kogi Other States Get New Commissioners Of Police
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Lagos, Kwara, Kogi Other States Get New Commissioners Of Police

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the appointment and deployment of 37 Command Commissioners of Police for the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory Abuja. Their appointment came following recommendation by the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu to the Commission. With the approval, Lagos, Kwara, Kogi and other states now have new Commissioners of Police while the Commissioners of Police in charge of FCT, Borno and few other states’ appointment were revalidated. With the approval, CP Mu’azu Zubairu will take over from CP Edgal Imohimi as the new Commissioner of Police Lagos State. Details of the approval and deployment is contained in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday by the Commission’s Spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani. ...
Ugbizi Michael, Appointed DIG By Acting IG Of Police
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Ugbizi Michael, Appointed DIG By Acting IG Of Police

The Acting Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, has named Obudu born cop, Anthony Ugbizi Michael, among the six new DIGs sent to the Police Service Commission yesterday, for confirmation. Until his latest appointment, Ugbizi who hails from Bebuabung village in Obudu, Cross River state was Commissioner in charge of Delta State Police Command. Ugbizi is an alumnus of the University of Calabar where he obtained B.sc in Political Science. He enlisted into the Force in 1986 as Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), and has previously served as ACP DOPs Delta State, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Special Investigation Unit FCIID Abuja, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Counter Terrorism and General Investigation, EFCC.
Police Recruitment: 242,455 Applications Received for 10,000 vacancies
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Police Recruitment: 242,455 Applications Received for 10,000 vacancies

The Police Service Commission says it has received 242,455 applications in the ongoing Police recruitment of 10,000 constables into the Force. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the commission had received 158,773 applications as of December 17, 2018, 12 days after the recruitment portal was opened. President Muhammadu Buhari recently approved the recruitment of 10,000 police constables to beef-up the strength of the force. A statement by the commission’s acting Head, Press and Public Relations, Mr Aaron Kaase on Thursday in Abuja, said the applications came four weeks after the recruitment portal was opened on November 30, 2018. Kaase said that the applications hit the 242, 455 mark at 1:00pm on Wednesday. “The portal is expected to close on January 11 in line with...
Police Receive 104,289 Applications For 10,000 Jobs
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Police Receive 104,289 Applications For 10,000 Jobs

The Police Service Commission (PSC) on Tuesday said it has received 104,289 applications from Nigerians who want employment into the Nigeria Police Force as Constables. The spokesman of the PSC, Ikechukwu Ani, in a statement said, “this is just twelve days after the Commission’s Recruitment Portal was opened on November 30th, 2018.” He said: “The applications hit this figure as at 11.30am today, Tuesday, December 11th, 2018. The portal will officially close on the 11th of January, 2019 in compliance with the six weeks requirement by Federal Character Commission. “Niger State has the highest number of applicants at 7,985 while Bayelsa State has the least applications of 347. Kano State is second with 7,513, Katsina came third with 6,820; Bauchi fourth with 6,204 and Kaduna State fi...
Dolapo Badmos Decorated With Her New Rank As “Chief Superintendent Of Police”
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Dolapo Badmos Decorated With Her New Rank As “Chief Superintendent Of Police”

Last week, the Police Service Commission approved the promotion of Dolapo Badmos and over 400 others. Dolapo Badmos who used to be the Lagos State Police PRO, before becoming the Zonal PRO of Zone 2 was also promoted from SP to Chief Superintendent of Police. She shared a photo from her decoration ceremony saying, 'Oh happy day! Decorated with my new rank by my amiable boss AIG Adamu Ibrahim mni ably assisted by the Deputy commissioner of police, investigation DCP Haliu Garba. To whom much is given, much is expected. So help me God'.
Caution Police On Professionalism – Senator Saraki Tells PSC Chief
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Caution Police On Professionalism – Senator Saraki Tells PSC Chief

Senate President Bukola Saraki yesterday urged the Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Mr. Mike Okiro, to ensure the return of professionalism in the Nigeria Police Force so as to combat crime in the country. Saraki said the level of criminality, as well as the raging security crisis in parts of the country is disturbing and that the NPF is unable to rise to the occasion to tackle the challenges adequately. Saraki made the call when the chairman of the PSC, Okiro, led other members of the commission on a visit to the Red Chamber. Okiro had visited Senate President to appeal for consideration and quick passage of the Nigeria Police Academy Wudil, Kano (establishment) Bill. According to Okiro, the Bill has been pending in the National Assembly since 2012 and there is...
What Killings In Nigeria Have Revealed – Dogara
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What Killings In Nigeria Have Revealed – Dogara

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, on Wednesday said that the increased violence and unlawful killings in Nigeria showed that there are problems with the country’s security. Dogara stated this while receiving a delegation from the Police Service Commission (PSC), who paid him a courtesy call in his office. The Speaker said: “unfortunately, we have run into a situation where our democracy is being threatened by sundry acts of violence, mayhem or bedlam, as you can call it. To be candid, when a society is filled with violence, unlawful killings and general feeling of insecurity, those things don’t just come, they are symptoms of a larger problem. “They are indicative that something is wrong with our security architecture. And I don’t know what the p...
Nigeria’s First And Only Olympic Gold Medalist Chioma Ajunwa Becomes A Commissioner Of Police
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Nigeria’s First And Only Olympic Gold Medalist Chioma Ajunwa Becomes A Commissioner Of Police

Nigeria’s only individual Gold medalist till date, Chioma Ajunwa-Okpara, has been decorated as an Assistant Commissioner of Police, by the Police Service Commission, Thisday reports. The event took place at the Police College in Ikeja. The Promotion from a Chief Suprintendent of Police, was coming only after a week of Ajunwa-Okpara, launching a foundation to discover new stars that will take the Nigerian nation to new heights. The events which was held in Abuja was reportedly snubbed by top government officials but the strong lady of sports has remained dogged and said she will take sports to a height nobody can imagine. A delighted Director General of Chioma Ajunwa-Okpara Foundation, Prince Henry Amike, himself a top notch athlete in his days, said the promotion of Chioma, was to showc...
Lagos State Police Commissioner, Edgal Imohimi, Who Spoke About Davido Today In Connection With Tagbos Death Has Been Demoted
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Lagos State Police Commissioner, Edgal Imohimi, Who Spoke About Davido Today In Connection With Tagbos Death Has Been Demoted

The Police Service Commission (PSC), has reversed the acting Commissioners of Police in Lagos and Kogi state to their old ranks. According to the letter dated October 8, 2017, and titled: Withdrawal of Acting Appointment: AP:25095 Mohimi D. Edgal And AP. 36665 Aji Ali Janga, the Commission, at its 24th Plenary Meeting of 27th and 28th September, 2017 took a decision not to ratify the anticipatory approval. Edgal Imohimi is the Acting Commissioner of Police in Lagos state, while Ali Janga is the Kogi state Acting Commissioner of Police. The commission said; “The Officers are, therefore, reverted to their substantive rank of Deputy Commisioner of Police (DCP). “Please, accept the assurances of the Commission’s high esteem”, the letter read…. CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO
Police Commission Approves Dismissal Of CSP Who Killed, Planted Gun On Civilian
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Police Commission Approves Dismissal Of CSP Who Killed, Planted Gun On Civilian

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the dismissal of a chief superintendent of police (CSP) who shot, killed and planted a gun on a civilian in Enugu state. In a statement on Friday, Ikechukwu Abi, head, press and public relations, said the commission also approved the reinstatement of a deputy superintendent of police (DSP), two corporals and a constable. Ani said the decisions were reached at the 23rd plenary of the commission held in Abuja and presided over Mike Okiro, chairman of the commission. “The Police Service Commission has approved the dismissal of a chief superintendent of police (CSP) for unlawful exercise of authority, discreditable conduct and for raising false report,” the statement read. “The senior police pfficer was said to have shot and killed a...
Attack On Me, Attempt To Dodge Issues Raised Against IGP – Sen. Misau
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Attack On Me, Attempt To Dodge Issues Raised Against IGP – Sen. Misau

Chairman, Senate Committee on Navy, Senator Isha Misau, has declared that the attack on him is an attempt to dodge issues he raised about the police force. He also said that he never deserted the police force as claimed by the force’s authority. The senator said in Abuja, on Monday, that the claims by the Police were unfounded, adding that he retired normally. He stated: “I am not surprised that the Police Force left unaddressed the weighty issues raised in my concerns over unwholesome practices in an institution I dedicated the active part of my youthful years. “It only goes to affirm my worries over the current leadership of the Force. For the avoidance of doubt, I strictly followed the provisions of the Police Act and Regulations in resigning my position with the Nigerian Po...
Police, Senator Face-Off On Corruption Claims Rages
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Police, Senator Face-Off On Corruption Claims Rages

Senator Isah Hamman Misau yesterday told the police to address the corruption issues he raised and stop diverting attention. Misau, Chairman, Senate Committee on Navy, had earlier this month, claimed among others that police officers pay bribes to get favourable postings and promotions, an allegation disputed by the Force Spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, who said that Misau’s claims were unfounded and that he was only out to discredit the institution. Jimoh further claimed that Misau deserted the Force and that he would soon be declared wanted to respond to a disciplinary committee set up to probe him. But reacting to claims that he deserted the Force in a statement yesterday, Misau said he is not on the run and challenged the police authorities to address the issues he raised, rather th...
IGP Pockets N10bn Monthly For Deployment To Oil Coys, Banks – Sen. Misau
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IGP Pockets N10bn Monthly For Deployment To Oil Coys, Banks – Sen. Misau

Senator Isa Misau (Bauchi Central) has accused the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, of fraudulent activities and nepotism in the administration of the police. This is as he dismissed a statement credited to the Force Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr. Jimoh Moshood, that he was on a vendetta against the force. Jimoh in a statement issued Thursday had accused Misau, who retired from the Police as a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of several acts of serious misconducts, unprofessional wrong doings contrary to discipline, and other discreditable improper behaviors unbecoming of a police officer, which led him to hurriedly exit the force unceremoniously. The Police position followed media publications credited to Misau where he had alleged that police officers ha...
No More Special Promotion For Policeman – PSC
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No More Special Promotion For Policeman – PSC

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has suspended special promotion for policemen until further notice. Mike Okiro, Chairman of the commission, speaking at a news conference in Abuja on Tuesday, said that the suspension became imperative, following complaints and allegations by members of the public. Recall that the Chairman, Senate Committee on Navy, Isah Misau, had on August 10, alleged that police officers pay bribe for special promotion. Following the report, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, constituted a special panel to investigate complaints and allegations on special promotions. “Given the avalanche of disparaging reports, comments and allegations revolving around special promotions, the commission has decided to put on hold all recommendations unti...
PSC Suspends Special Promotion For Police Officers Over Bribery Allegations
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PSC Suspends Special Promotion For Police Officers Over Bribery Allegations

The Police Service Commission, PSC, says it has suspended special promotion for police officers until further notice. The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the Chairman, Senate Committee on Navy, Isah Misau, had in an interview granted to a newspaper, which was published on August 10, alleged that police officers pay bribe for special promotion. Following the report, the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, constituted a special panel to investigate complaints and allegations on special promotions. Mike Okiro, the Chairman of the commission who disclosed this at a news conference in Abuja on Tuesday, said that the suspension became imperative, following complaints and allegations by members of the public. “Given the avalanche of disparaging reports, comments and allega...
Acting President Osinbajo Urged To Probe ‘One-Sided Promotions’ In Police
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Acting President Osinbajo Urged To Probe ‘One-Sided Promotions’ In Police

A constitutional lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, on Friday called on the Acting President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), to intercede in alleged one-sided promotion exercise about to commence in the Nigerian Police Force (NPF). He raised accusations that officers of the force were often elevated based on ethnicity and relationships rather than merit. Olajengbesi, who spoke during a media briefing in Abuja, disclosed that about 72 aggrieved security officers had lodged complaints over denial of their promotions. The lawyer, who is Executive Director of United Global Resolve for Peace, a civil society organization, criticised the development describing it as such capable of discouraging the officers from diligently performing their responsibilities. He appealed to Osinbanjo to direct the...
EFCC Arrests PSC Director Over Alleged N600m Fraud
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EFCC Arrests PSC Director Over Alleged N600m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has picked up the Director of Administration at the Police Service Commission, Emmanuel Ibe, for an alleged N600m fraud. Ibe was detained last week following a petition by some members of the Police Service Commission Cooperative Society that he allegedly collected millions of naira from them meant to be used to purchase land. Some members of the cooperative society were said to have also introduced their families and friends to the scheme. After several months of waiting, however, the petitioners said they did not receive the land they had paid for and that all efforts to get a refund from Ibe, who is the chairman of the cooperative, proved abortive. Spokesman for the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, who confirmed that the suspect was in ...
Police Approves Promotion Of 1 CP, 24 Others
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Police Approves Promotion Of 1 CP, 24 Others

The Police Service Commission (PSC) on Monday approved the promotion of a Commissioner of Police to the next rank of Assistant Inspector-General of Police and promoted 24 other senior officers to their next ranks. A statement by the PSC Public Relations head, Mr Ikechukwu Ani, said that the promoted Commissioner of Police is former Commissioner of Police, Imo Command, Mr Taiwo Lakanu. He was a former Deputy Commissioner of Police, Delta Command, before he was promoted Commissioner of Police Ekiti Command. Lakanu also had a brief service as commissioner of police in charge of the Nigeria Airport Command before his posting as commissioner of police, Imo. The statement disclosed that other officers promoted are include three Assistant Commissioners of Police to Deputy Commissioner...
Rivers Rerun Violence: Why Wike Is Desperate To Stop Probe – IGP
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Rivers Rerun Violence: Why Wike Is Desperate To Stop Probe – IGP

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris has said the suit by Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike challenging the probe into the violence the rerun election is intended to cover his tracks. The IGP said the decision by Wike to investigate the violence, for which he is being investigated, was a desperate move to pre-empt outcome of the probe by the Special Investigating Panel (SIP), constituted by the IGP. The police boss spoke through the notice of preliminary objection against the suit filed by Wike at the Federal High Court in Abuja. In the objection filed for him by Femi Falana (SAN), the IGP argued that the Judicial Commission of Enquiry set up by Wike had no power to investigate the crimes committed during the rerun election in Rivers and prosecute the culprits. H...
30 Retired Senior Police Officers Drag Force, Presidency To Court
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30 Retired Senior Police Officers Drag Force, Presidency To Court

Thirty senior police officers retired in 2016, have challenged their retirement at the National Industrial Court, Abuja insisting the force was ‘influenced’ to retire them. The officers sought the powers of the court to interpret certain parts of the constitution binding on the Police Service Commission and its retirement processes. The officers sued the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Attorney-General of the Federation and Inspector-General of Police for an `influenced’ retirement. Also joined as co-defendants in the suit which came up for mention, are the Police Service Commission and the Nigeria Police Force. The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, while in an acting capacity allegedly wrote to the presidency to retire 30 senior officers. It was also...

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