The Police Service Commission has said the former acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, and other Commissioners of Police had been promoted to the rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police.
This was contained in a statement signed by PSC spokesperson Ikechukwu Ani.
Recall that Magu had served as acting Chairman of the EFCC from 2015 to 2020. Before his promotion, the Senate has rejected confirming his appointment twice
In 2020, Magu was suspended along with several others over mismanagement of the commission’s funds, but he repeatedly denied it.
He was probed for over three months by a judicial panel of inquiry led by a former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Ayo Salami.
The eight Commissioners of Police promoted to AIGs were; CP Mustafa Magu Ibrahim, who is the most senior in the CP cadre and who missed the last two promotions after returning to the Police; Abraham Egong Ayim; Okunlola Kola Kamaldeen; Andrew Amieengheme; Akeera Mohammed Younous; Celestine Amechi Elumelu; Ngozi Vivian Onadeko and Danladi Bitrus Lalas Airwing.