The Police Force must be remodelled – Criminologist

The Nigeria Police Force needs to be remodelled, to be able to perform to expectation.

This was the suggestion of Mr. Innocent Chukwuma, a Nigerian criminologist, who was a guest on our breakfast programme Sunrise Daily.

According to him, there are several agencies in the country that have duplicated functions of the police force and “these agencies tend to perform better than the police itself because they are better catered for”, hence the urgent need to remodel the nation’s security outfit.

He called for the setting up of a committee to address this anomalies and the criminologist also threw his weight being the creation of state police.

Mass promotion in Nigeria police as Leha gets DIG post

The Police Service Commission (PSC) on Wednesday approved the promotion of an Assistant Inspector General (AIG), Philemon Leha to the post of Deputy Inspector General (DIG) to fill the vacancy created by the death of DIG John Haruna.

According to a press statement signed by Ferdinand Ekpe, the Chief Information Officer of the commission, the approval which was given at the PSC 28th plenary meeting in Abuja is sequel to the recommendations of the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar.

The commission also approved the promotion of eight Commissioners of Police to the Rank of Assistant Inspectors General of Police.
They are:

a) Christopher T. Dega

b) Aliyu Musa

c) Bala Hassan

d) Mohammed J. Abubakar

e) Tambari Y. Mohammed

f) Ibrahim Abdu

g) Julius A. Ishola

h) Alex Emeka Okeke (AIG Medical Services)

The statement further said “in its attempt at motivating deserving officers of the Nigeria Police force, the Commission at the 28th plenary meeting equally considered and approved the promotion of thirty two Deputy Commissioners of Police to Commissioners of Police, while Ninety-one Assistant Commissioners of Police were elevated to the rank of Deputy Commissioners of Police respectively.

“All the above mentioned promotions are with effect from the 1st of August, 2012. Also, the Commission approved the promotion of a Sergeant to Assistant Superintendent of Police II with effect from 7/7/2010.

“Equally, the Commission meted out various disciplinary measures to some senior officers for acts unbecoming of superior police officers. A superintendent of Police was dismissed; a Chief Superintendent of Police was compulsorily retired while a Superintendent was reduced in rank to Deputy Superintendent of Police.

The Chairman of the commission, Parry Osayande, congratulated all the promoted officers and noted that the Commission would continue to elevate all hard-working officers of the Nigeria Police Force as at and when due.

He also enjoined all personnel of the force to redouble their efforts towards the maintenance of Law and Order as the Commission he posited is keenly monitoring their service delivery pattern to the Nation and would not fail to sanction erring ones adequately.