IGP Idris Inaugurates Police Management Team

Ibrahim Idris, PoliceThe acting Inspector-General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris, has inaugurated a new management team of the Nigeria Police Force.

Speaking on Monday in ‎Abuja while decorating the newly promoted Deputy Inspectors-General of Police, Mr Idris called on the Police to be responsive to the needs of the citizens.

He asked them to remain focused in providing leadership that would enhance effective policing in Nigeria.

The Police chief advised the Police personnel to perform their constitutional and statutory roles with integrity and accountability.

A retired IGP and Chairman, Police Service Commission, Mike Okiro, commented on the recent retirement of 21 officers who were senior to the current IGP.

He asked that the matter should not be misinterpreted because the practice of retiring Police officers who are senior to a newly appointed IG had been in existence before now.

The Minister of Interior, General Abdulrahman Dambazau (Rtd), on his part advised the new Police boss to remain focused on his assignment.

“Enhancing security, revitalizing the economy and tackling corruption, you have roles to play in all three,” he said.

Police Retire 21 AIGs 

PoliceThe Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the retirement of 21 Assistant Inspectors General of Police.

The officers were senior to the new Acting Inspector General of Police, Idris Ibrahim, prior to his appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Among those affected are former Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Mr Umar Manko, and Mr. Joseph Mbu who became popular following his controversial tenure as Commissioner of Police in Rivers State in 2014.

In a statement, the Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Mike Okiro, congratulated the affected officers for their service to the nation and wished them well in their new endeavour.

Police Recruitment: We Have Received Over 550,000 Applications – PSC

Police recruitment The Police Service Commission (PSC) said over 550, 000 applicants have indicated interest to be recruited into the Nigerian Police Force.

This was disclosed by the Chairman of the PSC, Mr. Mike Okiro in a meeting with the Senate Committee on Police.

However, Mr Okiro, explained that only ten thousand spaces are available.

Also speaking at the meeting, the Inspector General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase said only credible applicants would be recruited into the police force.

Lawmakers in the House of Representatives had earlier said that there is need to adhere to federal character provisions in the recruitment of the 10,000 new policemen nationwide as recently directed by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The lawmakers urged the Police Service Commission, Ministry of Police Affairs and the Nigerian Police Force to ensure an allotment of ten slots to each of the 768 local government areas and six area councils of the Federal Capital Territory.

President Muhammadu Buhari warned last year Abuja that he will not tolerate any irregularities or extortion of money from unemployed Nigerians in the coming recruitment into the police.

At a meeting with officials of the Ministry of Police Affairs and the Police Service Commission in the Presidential Villa, President Buhari said that applicants having to pay bribes before being accepted into the police in the past was totally unacceptable.

The President told the officials that those in charge of recruitment and training in the Police must be above board and eschew every form of extortion and underhand dealing.

“You must ensure that the recruitment process is transparent. Those who will conduct the recruitment must be above board. It should not be heard that they receive gratification or extort money from those who want to enlist in the police,” President Buhari cautioned.

The President also directed the Inspector-General of Police to prune down the number of policemen attached to dignitaries, and redeploy all policemen withdrawn from that role to regular police duties.

Ondo Celebrates 40 Years Of Existence, 7 Years Of Mimiko

On this edition of #Metrofile on Channels Television, we take a trip to Ondo State to celebrate with the government and people of the state during the dinner to mark the 40th anniversary of its creation and 7yrs of Governor Olusegun Mimiko’s administration.

Okiro Hopeful Police Will Stifle Extra-judicial Killings In Nigeria

Mike-OkiroThe Chairman of the Police Service Commission and former Inspector General of Police, Mr Mike Okiro, has expressed optimism that cases of extra-judicial killings across the Nigeria will be a thing of the past.

The former police boss spoke at the commissioning of the renovated Ivbiotor Police Station on Dumez Road in Benin City, the capital of Edo State.

Giving likely reasons for the cases of extra-judicial killings, he said: “Many of them have been in military rule and they do not know much about democracy and the rule of law.

“We are now in a democracy and we need to train them, educate them and teach them the demands of democracy, so they will know that they have to do things that are lawful and there will be no extra-judicial killing any longer”.

The Edo State Commissioner of Police, Mr Chris Ezike, also said that with adequate training, the Police would improve in service delivery and ensure adequate protection of lives and property.

Mr Ezike said his command had a good working relationship with the community and that the police would continue to partner with communities in the maintenance of law and order.

There have been allegations of extra-judicial killings against the Nigeria Police Force by rights groups.

On October 8, the Ogun State Police Command confirmed the arrest of a Police corporal who shot and killed a commercial driver along the Sagamu portion of the  Benin-Ore Expressway.

Confirming the development, the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Muyiwa Adejobi, said that the suspected killer would be made to face the full wrath of the law as the Police authority would no longer condone any act of impunity and indiscipline from men and officers of the command.

Presidency Warns Against Bribery During Police Recruitment

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Inspector General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase.

President Muhammadu Buhari warned Thursday in Abuja that he will not tolerate any irregularities or extortion of money from unemployed Nigerians in the coming recruitment into the police.

At a meeting with officials of the Ministry of Police Affairs and the Police Service Commission in the Presidential Villa, President Buhari said that applicants having to pay bribes before being accepted into the police in the past was totally unacceptable.

The President told the officials that those in charge of recruitment and training in the Police must be above board and eschew every form of extortion and underhand dealing.

“You must ensure that the recruitment process is transparent. Those who will conduct the recruitment must be above board. It should not be heard that they receive gratification or extort money from those who want to enlist in the police,” President Buhari cautioned.

The President also directed the Inspector-General of Police to prune down the number of policemen attached to dignitaries, and redeploy all policemen withdrawn from that role to regular police duties.

On the stagnation of policemen on a rank for many years, the President advised the Police Service Commission to review the current structure of the police, and make recommendations on how the problem can be solved to boost the morale of serving policemen.

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Police Affairs, Dr James Obiegbu had, in his briefing to the President, listed inadequate police personnel, dwindling finances and non-rehabilitation of police training schools as some of the challenges facing the police.

The Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Sir Mike Okiro said that the country needed to have more than the 305,579 policemen and women which it has at present for effective policing.

He thanked President Buhari for approving the recruitment of 10,000 additional policemen and women earlier this week.

Mike Okiro Dismisses Allegations Of Funds Embezzlement

Mike-OkiroThe Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Mr Mike Okiro, has denied claims that he embezzled over 275 million Naira election monitoring fund belonging to the commission.

Mr Okiri, who is being investigated by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Related Offences Commission, told Channels Television on Monday that there was no iota of truth in the allegation.

He insisted that the said fund was utilised for the purpose it was allocated.

According to the former Inspector General of Police, the balance of the fund was in the account of the commission.

“The allegation by a suspended staff of the commission is false and malicious,” he stressed.

Mr Okiro, who headed the Nigeria Police Force from 2007 to 2009, expressed optimism that the commission would do due diligence in its investigation.

Police Service Commission Promotes 19 Officers

police_service_commission The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of  19 Commissioners of Police to the rank of Assistant Inspectors – General of Police, a statement by the Assistant Director, Press and Public Relations of the Commission, Ferdinand U. Ekpe, said on Wednesday.

The Statement added that the “promotions became necessary to fill the vacancies created by recent retirements/promotions in the Force and to re-invigorate and reposition Zonal and other Commands headed by AIGS, to help tackle the country’s current security challenges”.

Chairman of the Commission and former Inspector General Of Police, Mr Mike Okiro, who urged the newly promoted officers to brace up to the responsibilities of their new offices and noted that the Commission is working assiduously towards formulating and implementing policies aimed at enhancing discipline and productivity in the Nigeria Police Force.

The officers are: Ambrose O. Aisibor, Adebayo Ajileye, Umaru Abubakar Manko, Joel Kayode Theophilus, Wilfred Eje Obute, Felix Osita Uyanna, A. J. Abakasanga, Jubril Olawale Adeniji, Ibrahim M. Maishanu, Godfrey E. Okeke, Chintua Amajor-Onu, Lawal Tanko, Usman Akila Gwarry, Kalafite Helen Adeyemi, Yahaya Garba Ardo, Irimiya F. Yerima, Olufemi A. Adenaike, Mbu Joseph Mbu and Patrick Dey Dokumor.

The statement further noted that the appointments are with effect from  August 20, 2014.

Metrofile: Dayo Keshi Oozes Fabulosity And Class AT 60!

Dayo KeshiThe wife of Ambassador Joe Keshi, Mrs. Dayo Keshi recently celebrated her 60th birthday and retirement from the Federal Civil Service after serving for 31 years.

Some of the invited guests were big wigs in the Civil Service, ministers, diplomats including Minister of Culture, Edem Duke, Minister of State For Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, former Minister of Power, Berth Nnaji, former Presidential aspirant, Pat Utomi, former Inspector General of Police, Mike Okiro.