Police promote Muyiwa Adejobi, 14,052 Inspectors, others 

… NAOSNP congratulates Adejobi 


CITIZENS COMPASS – Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of CSP Olumuyiwa Oladunmoye Adejobi, the Force Public Relations Officer to the next rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police. 

The Commission also approved the promotion of Inspector Habila Bulus to ASP 11 for his gallantry and commitment to duty. 

Ikechukwu Ani, PSC spokesperson disclosed this on Thursday, July 20, 2023, in a statement. 

The spokesperson said there was confirmation of 9,016 unconfirmed Assistant Superintendents of Police just as it approved the promotion of 14,052 Inspectors to Assistant Superintendents of Police (Unconfirmed). 

This was done at the preliminary session of the Commission on Wednesday, July 19, 2023. 

A Delegation of the Police Management Team led by DIG Mohammed Dan Mallam had joined the Management of the Commission  at its Corporate Headquarters in Jabi, Abuja to officially bid some members of the Commision farewell in a valedictory session held in their honour.

“Before the Valedictory session, the Commission had continued with  it’s ongoing 21st Plenary Meeting where it approved the appointment of two Deputy Inspectors General of Police, promotion of CSP Olumuyiwa Oladunmoye Adejobi, the Force Public Relations Officer to the next rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police and the Confirmation of 9,016 unconfirmed Assistant Superintendents of Police.

“The Plenary 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. Also Inspector Mohammed Aminu who trended on social Media where he was seen being assaulted  in uniform by one Seun Kuti was also promoted to ASP 1. The Commission  noted that inspite of the unwarranred 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. CP. Olalaye Falaye  former Commissioner of Police Ebonyi State Command was earlier promoted to the next rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police after the Commission had approved the adjustment of his position in the seniority list.

“Speaking at the Valedictory session for the outgoing Commissioners of the Commission,  Chairman of the Commission, Dr. Solomon Arase, CFR, retired Inspector General of Police who presided over the ceremony 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”.

Dr. Arase noted that the outgoing Commissioners  jointly lifted and positioned the Commission  where ” it is today despite challenges and the  characterising conflict between the Commission and the Nigeria Police Force”.The Chairman noted that he will continue  to reach out to them anytime the Commission comes in need of their expertise .

The Permanent Secretary of the Commission Dr. Ifeoma Adaora Anyanwutaku had in her remarks during the ceremony said their legacies for the Commission “are quite laudable and cannot be erased in the history of the Commission; you have left indelible foot prints in the Commission, never to be forgotten”.

Dr. Anyanwutaku  appealed to all the outgoing Members not to close their doors to the Commission  as it would continue  to reach out to consult and tap from their wealth of experience, wisdom and knowledge. 

The Commissioners that are exiting the Commission on the 24th of July 2023 are Justice Clara Bata Ogunbiyi representing the Judiciary and the North East Geopolitical zone, AIG Lawal Bawa rtd, representing the Police and North West Geopolitical zone, Mr. Austin Braimoh, representing the Media and the South South Geopolitical zone, Hajia Najatu Mohammed representing Women, and  Rommy Mom, representing the Organized Human Rights Organisations  and the North Central Geopolitical zone.

Earlier at the Plenary Meeting, the Commission approved the appointment  of AIG Matthew Akinyosola in charge of the Special Protection Unit (SPU) Deputy Inspector General of Police to fill in the position vacated by the acting Inspector General of Police who had represented the South West zone in the Police Management Team. DIG Akinyosola tenure ended on the 1st of July 2023 when he retired from Service  paving  way for the Commission to appoint AIG Sylvester Abiodun Alabi, AIG Zone 12, Bauchi, DIG representing the South West from July 1st 2023.

Some of the Inspectors who attended the last Departmental Selection Board promotion  interview and whose promotion to the rank of unconfirmed Assistant Superintendents of Police were approved include Chioma Precious Osuagwu, Special Protection Unit, SPU BASE 6; Emmanuel Ani; Rivers State Command; Godwin Eneji; PMF 3, Enugu; Inspector Joan Nnenna Chime, Enugu State Command; Ifeoma Ezeugo,  Enugu State Command; Daniel Yusef; Mathew Nwaosuagwu; Bello Abdullahi and Macus Gah.

Others are Muter Sani; Chinedu Agbo; Apie Jeremiah; Nwali Nelson; Barnabas Daniel; Obadiah Waje; Safiya Mohammed; Morakinyo Hamzat;  Ramatu Abdullahi; Ivwidiotu Lucky; Ogbonna Immaculata; Adio Olubunmi; Amah Bright; Olufemi Kayode and Dennis Fwah amongst Others.

Dr. Arase charged the newly promoted Officers to see their promotion as a call to greater commitment to the service of their fatherland. He noted that benefits and burden go together and warned that the Police Officers must respect the human rights of the citizens as any Officer who goes against this will face serious consequences adding that Officers who conduct themselves within the tenents of the law will continue to enjoy the support and protection of the Commission. The Chairman declared that the welfare of the Officers will remain paramount in the agenda of the of theCommission. 

Dr. Arase said this is the time for all hands to be on  deck for a national rebirth. “We must support this government to succeed and ensuring a secured and peaceful nation is a task we must not toy with” he noted.

Mohammed Aminu, the police officer who was assaulted by Afrobeat musician Seun Kuti, also got promoted Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP).

Recall that in the month of May, Kuti was seen in a viral video assaulting the police officer, who, despite the provocation, did nothing in response.

Kuti was later detained and arraigned for assault, for which he claimed not guilty and was granted bail.

The statementsaid Aminu, in spite of the assault, exhibited a high level of professionalism.

“Inspector Mohammed Aminu, who trended on social Media where he was seen being assaulted in uniform by one Seun Kuti, was also promoted to ASP I,” Ani said.

NAOSNP congratulates Adejobi 

Meanwhile the National Association of Online Security News Publishers (NAOSNP) has congratulated Adejobi, on his well deserved promotion from Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) to Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) by the Police Service Commission.

The Association, in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer, Mr Eric Elezuo, acknowledged ACP Adejobi as a thoroughbred officer, whose stewardship in the Force has remained sterling and worthy of emulation.

“We rejoice with a known supporter, pillar and thoroughbred officer, whose stewardship in the Police Force and outside of duties is worthy of emulation. We congratulate you for a promotion well deserved and believe that this is an opportunity to continue to do more for the Police in particular, and the nation in general,” the statement said.

In his remarks, the Association’s president, Mr. Samson Oki, observed that with the position, Adejobi is set to unleash more of his expertise in policing to ensure safety and security remains within the reach of all Nigerians. 

Adejobi studied Archeology and Geography (Combined Honours) from the Premier University in Nigeria, University of Ibadan.

He holds a master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the same University. He had a long stint as Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun State Police Command from 2008 -2016. He also served as PPRO Zone 2 Headquarters, Onikan, Lagos, in 2016 and PPRO, Lagos State Police Command between September, 2020 and August, 2021, when he was posted to deputize the former Force PRO, CP Frank Mba.

ACP Adejobi has carved a niche for himself in Police Public Relations Management with the experience he has gained serving as PPRO in different Police Commands and Zone for more than a decade.

He has also served as Operations Officer, OC Anti Bank Robbery and Anti Pipeline Vandalization, Sagamu Division from 2006 to 2008; Administrative Officer, Department of Operations, Police Headquarters, Ogun State in 2008; Operations Officer, Department of Operations, Lagos State Command Ikeja in 2017; Directing Staff, Police College Ikeja; and as Personal Assistant to The Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Department of Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

He is a member of several professional bodies and associations, which include: Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR); International Public Relations Association (IPRA); Point Man Leadership Institute, USA; International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), USA; Society for Peace Studies and Practice (SPSP); Boys Brigade Nigeria; and the Institute of Corporate Administration, Nigeria.


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