Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

Give Southeast one DIG, five AIGs, 15 Police Commissioners — Intersociety

By News Express on 25/08/2019

Gmail icon

Views: 4,376

•Police Service Commission Chairman Musliu Smith
•Police Service Commission Chairman Musliu Smith

Out of seven Deputy Inspectors-General of Police (DIGs) who head seven key department of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), the Southeast must be given at least one. The Southeast must also be entitled to two Police Zonal Command AIGs out of the country’s 12 and minimum of four and maximum of five AIGs out of about 20-22 serving Police AIGs. In the area of serving CPs, presently numbering about 95, the Southeast must be given at least 15 CPs and not less than six State Command Commissioners of Police. The allocation of only six CPs and one Acting CP including a retiring CP is not only rejected but it also grossly undermines the equity and fairness inherent in the six geopolitical zonal arrangement.

The above is the position of the Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & Rule of Law (Intersociety), as contained in a statement issued today, Sunday, August 25, 2019, signed by Board Chair Emeka Umeagbalasi; Head of Civil Liberties & Rule of Law, Obianuju Joy Igboeli; and Head of Campaign & Publicity Department, Evangeline Chidinma Udegbunam.

Intersociety lamented in the statement issued in Onitsha: “Presently, there are no serving Igbo senior police officers in the top ranks of DIG and AIG in Nigeria. The Southeast is presently not a member of the Nigeria Police Management Team (PMT), composed of serving IGP, seven DIGs and AIGs numbering not less than 20. By Section 14 (3) of the 1999 Constitution and the equity principles of regional representation and national integration, the Police Service Commission is tasked to ensure non exclusion of any geopolitical zone in the ranking and promotion of senior police officers and assignment of duties to them. The senior police officers affected are those classified and captured in ‘the Police Officers Senior Staff List: IGP-CSP’, updated monthly.

“Contrarily, as it stands presently, the authorities of PSC and the NPF are observing the referenced constitutional provision and principles in gross breach; by deliberately and hatefully excluding, if not erasing names of senior Igbo police officers from such sensitive positions. For instance, it is factually authoritative that DIG Godwin C. Nwobodo from Aninri, Enugu State; with police appointment number (AP 24188) has retired since 12th August 2019 without replacement. Until his retirement, he was a member of the Nigeria Police Management Team, representing Southeast Zone and DIG in charge of Department of Information & Communication Technology (ICT) at Force Headquarters. Former CP, but now retired AIG Chris Okey Ezike (AP 24182) from Ogboji, Anambra State was the only serving Igbo AIG as at March 2019, out of 20 serving AIGs then. He later retired in the same March without replacement on 19th March 2019. That is also to further say that no senior police officer from the Southeast or Igbo Land is among the heads of 12 Police Zonal Commands in Nigeria, headed by AIGs.

“In all these, it is not as if no promotion exercise had taken place per PSC and NPF since then. As a matter of fact, there was a promotion exercise held on 31st March 2019 by the authorities of the Police Service Commission at its 5th Plenary Meeting that took place on 26th and 27th March 2019. During the promotion exercise involving promotion of ‘8,916 senior police officers to their next substantive ranks to fill existing vacancies’, no senior Igbo police officer was among those promoted to the rank of  AIG. This is despite the fact that three CPs (Jona Jackson Mava, Olusola Babajide David and Titus Sumba Larmode) were elevated to AIG while two (Rudolf Echebi Obe) and Danladi B. Lalas) got confirmed as substantive CPs.”

Below is the rest of the statement:

Only Six Serving Igbo CPs & One In Acting Capacity In NPF Out Of 95 CPs: Apart from targeting to promote Igbo senior police officers to their next substantive ranks only at the twilight of their statutory retirements, there are presently only six serving Igbo Commissioners of Police and one acting CP in Nigeria, out of 95 serving CPs. CP Damian Agba Chukwu (AP24247) from Owerri in Imo State, has since retired without replacement on 31st April 2019; likewise CP Onyegoro Ebere Chijioke (AP25157) from Owerre, Imo State who retired without replacement since 25th May 2019. Another Igbo CP, Damian Nkem (AP21914) from Owerre, Imo State also retired without replacement since 2nd April 2019.

As it stands now, there are only six serving substantive Igbo Commissioners of Police and one acting CP in Nigeria. Among them are CP Celestine Okoye (AP25102) from Awka-Anambra State, retires on 22nd Dec 2020, CP Joseph O. Egbunike (AP30427) from Onitsha-Anambra State, retires on 4th June 2022, CP John Ogbonnaya Amadi (AP36551) from Afikpo North in Ebonyi State, retire on 6th June 2023, CP Alex C. Opara (AP24154) from Owerre North in Imo State, retires on 31st Dec 2019, CP Uche J. Anozie (AP13780) from Oguta-Imo State, retires on 19th Sept 2020 and CP Cyril I. Okoro (AP25065) from Ideato-Imo State, retires on 1st Feb 2021. The only Igbo woman acting CP is Acting CP Josephine Nneka Anyasinti (AP36535) from Njikoka-Anambra State, retires on 27th Dec 2022. This number of CPs allotted to the Southeast is totally rejected. The Region is short-changed by at least eight CPs, as it is entitled to not less than 15. This is more so when CP Alex C. Opara is retiring in four months’ time or on 31st Dec 2019.”

 

Source News Express

Posted 25/08/2019 7:58:32 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Declare me Osun governor, Adeleke tells Supreme Court...

Killer insects leave 41 dead and 1,600 injured...

Buhari, 2019 and the talking drum

Expert warns flood victims against returning home

Cameroon security forces kill 170 civilians

7 Killed, 17 injured in US prison riot...

Protests rock Awka over consistent blackout

2019: Plot to sabotage Igbo Vice Presidency uncovered...

MOSOP dismisses reports on leadership crisis

Nwaoboshi raises alarm over warrant of arrest •Fingers...

Ex-MEND leader dumps APC for PDP with 10,000...

Flooding: NEMA names 12 worst affected states •See...

 

Latest News South West monarchs move to save Osinbajo from impeachment Union Bank Chairman dies after brief illness Meet 11-year-old Nigerian boy who started smoking Indian hemp from age 9 •Says nothing wrong with it Bobrisky given ultimatum to repent or leave Nigeria Militants threaten to renew hostilities Nigeria’s democracy still an unfinished business — Fayemi •Asks military to be citizen-centred, friendlier to Nigerians Abia Poly sacks 258 workers Buhari’s Economic Advisory Council first class: Emir Sanusi Obuah to Rivers people: Help prevent flooding, avoid blocking water channels Local contractors to fix Kwara schools, hospitals’ projects 10 arrested, three arraigned in court for allegedly vandalising EEDC property Young Professionals berate alleged blackmailer of Justice Tsoho, call on the Body of Benchers to investigate his authenticity as a lawyer

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (541,735 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (443,530 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (389,904 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (326,957 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (295,022 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (253,810 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (250,011 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (238,680 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (231,700 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (217,734 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (196,047 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (193,620 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (102) Business & Economy (4,451) Business Verdict (80) Columnists (1,112) Complaints & Requests (96) Enterprise & Opportunities (215) Entertainment (664) Features (813) Global Business Monitor (442) ICT Monitor (63) International (3,964) Interview (203) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (170) Maggie's Blog (414) News (51,484) Opinion (1,360) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,453) Religion (1,102) Sports (2,170) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera