Police Service Commission (PSC) has elevated versatile communicator and former Force Police Public Relations Officer, Frank Mbah, to the rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), in an exercise said to have included 21 other officers of the Commissioner’s cadre.

Mba, an established police spokesman, popular for his cool and likeable personage, was said to have undergone the interview for the new position at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday with 21 other commissioners of police.

The SUPREME quoted a reliable source as saying that the officers appeared at the PSC’s plenary on Tuesday, where the interview took place and where their files were equally perused after they were recommended for elevation by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Alkali Usman Baba.

The sources at the Loui Edet House Force Headquarters, and PSC office at the Federal Secretariat, both in Abuja, were said to have informed that, the plenary was expected to last till Thursday (March 30th) to enable the commission, responsible for the welfare and discipline of senior police officers discuss disciplinary matter.

Some of the disciplinary cases to be discussed at the plenary, which was shifted from the first week of March, it was initially planned, due to the elections, the online paper reported, emanated from the just concluded general elections, where some of them were allegedly found committing professional misconduct.

Mba, who was deployed to Ogun State Police Command, in January this year 2023, and oversaw the last election, is an alumnus of the Nigerian Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru, Jos, where he graduated last October 2022, after which he was posted to the Border Patrol before his recent posting.

The paper also named other CPs to be promoted AIG, to include, Ali Mohammed Ari, Umar Sanda, Oyediran Adesanye Oyeyemi, Babaji Sunday, Akande Sikiru, Sadiq Idris Abubakar and CP Jonathan Towuru.

Others include Sylvester Alabi, who was moved from Lagos State Police Command to Zone 2 Police Command, comprising Lagos and Ogun states in January 2023 on acting capacity as AIG, and whose position is expected to be ratified, according to the report, which also said that about 25 Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCPs) and 30 Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs) would be promoted to the next ranks in the sweeping exercise.

Two CPs and about seven ACPs slated for promotion to AIG and DCPs retired last week statutorily, according to the paper, which in January reported that about 300 police officers were to retire between February and end of March 2023, among them two Deputy Inspectors General (DIGs), 15 AIGs among others.



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