The Police Service Commission has approved the promotion of former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, and seven other Commissioners of Police to the rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police.
Ikechukwu Ani, the Head of Press and Public Relations of the Commission, said this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.
Other newly promoted officers are Abraham Ayim, Okunlola Kamaldeen, Andrew Amieengheme, Akeera Younous, Celestine Elumelu, Ngozi Onadeko and Danladi Lalas.
Mr Ani said the commission also confirmed the appointment of John Amadi as a substantive Deputy Inspector General of Police ((DIG) and appointed Zama Senchi as DIG.
He said the earlier appointment of Mr Amadi in acting capacity was to replace late Joseph Egbunike, who died in service as DIG and represent the South-East in the Force Management team.
Mr Ani said that by the confirmation, Mr Amadi is the substantive representative of the South-East in the Force Management Team, while Mr Senchi is the most senior in the AIG cadre.
The PSC spokesperson said the promotions and appointments were approved at the 15th Plenary Meeting of the commission.
He said the Commission also approved the promotion of 23 Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCPs) to the rank of CPs, 31 Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs) to DCPs and 63 Chief Superintendents of Police (CSPs) to ACPs.
He said that promotion of 57 Superintendents of Police earlier skipped when their mates were promoted to the next rank of Chief Superintendents were also approved.