Inspector assaulted by Seun Kuti promoted

Seun Kuti

Police Service Commission (PSC) on Thursday promoted two officers to the rank of deputy inspectors general of police.

It also announced the promotion of the Force public relations officer CSP Olumiyiwa Adejobi to the next rank of assistant commissioner of police (ACP).

Also, the PSC approved the promotion of Inspector Mohammed Aminu, who was assaulted by Afrobeat singer Seun Kuti to the rank of ASP 1.

According to the commission, despite the unwarranted provocation, intimidation, and serious assault, he exhibited a high level of professionalism, restraint and chose to follow the due process of law to seek redress.

The PSC also confirmed 9,016 unconfirmed assistant superintendents of police (ASP).

The promotions were confirmed by the commission during its ongoing 21st plenary meeting at its corporate headquarters in Jabi, Abuja.


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A statement by the commission’s spokesman Ikechukwu Ani revealed that the commission also approved the promotion of 14,052 inspectors to assistant superintendents of police (unconfirmed) while one Inspector Habila Bulus was promoted to ASP 11 for his gallantry and commitment to duty.

PSC also used the occasion to commend its outgoing members who served meritoriously. 

Speaking at the valedictory session for the outgoing commissioners of the PSC, chairman of the body retired IGP Solomon Arase said they were worthy of celebration for standing tall and strong in the midst of obvious disquiet “which hitherto characterised the activities of the Commission and held the forte of the Commission down when it seemed it would disintegrate.”

Arase praised the commissioners for jointly lifting and positioning PSC where “it is today despite challenges and the characterising conflict between the Commission and the Nigeria Police Force.”