JUST IN: Police Commission Promotes Ex-EFCC Boss, Ibrahim Magu, To AIG

The Police Commission has promoted the suspended former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Magu, to the post of assistant inspector general of Police.

Police Commission Promotes Ex-EFCC Boss, Magu, To AIG

The former EFCC boss whose tenure saw different corruption cases being brought to light was disgraced and suspended over allegations bordering around corruption.

The Police Service Commission’s spokesperson, Ikechukwu Ani, announced Magu’s elevation on Monday.

According to Ani, Magu was promoted alongside some senior officers at the 15th Plenary Meeting of the commission on Friday.

He said aside Magu, seven Commissioners of Police were promoted to Assistant Inspectors General of Police.

He said the commission also approved the promotion of 23 Deputy Commissioners to the next rank of Commissioners of Police; 31 Assistant Commissioners to Deputy Commissioners of Police and 63 Chief Superintendents of Police promoted to Assistant Commissioners of Police.

He said, “The Plenary Meeting which began on Wednesday, May 11th 2022 was presided over by Alhaji Musiliu Smith, Chairman of the Commission and former Inspector General of Police. DIG Amadi, currently acting, replaced late DIG Joseph Egbunike and will be representing the South East in the Force Management team while DIG Senchi was the most senior in the AIG cadre.

“Other decisions taken by the Commission at the Plenary were the promotion of 57 Superintendents of Police earlier skipped when their mates were promoted to the next rank of Chief Superintendents. Other categories of Superintendents of Police such as the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria, Course 4, Inspectors Course 37 and regular ASP’s course 25 and 26 were also promoted to Chief Superintendents having met established requirements.

“The Commission also promoted 1698 Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASP) to Deputy Superintendents of Police, 6119 Inspectors who attended the recent Departmental Selection Board (DSB) were promoted to ASP11 while 1965 ASP11 were confirmed ASPs. The Commission also approved the conversion of 19 Engineers from General Duty to Specialists and upgraded to the rank of Deputy Superintendents of Police which is the statutory entry level for Pilots and Aircraft maintenance engineers in line with Aviation scheme of service.”

The eight Commissioners of Police promoted to AIGs are CP Mustafa Magu Ibrahim, Abraham Egong Ayim, Okunlola Kola Kamaldeen, Andrew Amieengheme, Akeera Mohammed Younous, Celestine Amechi Elumelu, Ngozi Vivian Onadeko, Danladi Bitrus Lalas.

Recall that a panel, headed by retired Justice of the Appeal court, Ayo Salami, was set up by to look into allegations of corruption carried out by the former EFCC boss.

It was mandated to probe allegations of corruption and abuse of office leveled against Mr Magu by the Attorney General and Minister Justice, Abubakar Malami.

The allegations brought forward by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the federation, Abubakar Malami.

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