JUST IN: After Sacking, PSC Appoints Four New DIGs

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JUST IN: After Sacking, PSC Appoints Four New DIGs

Police Service Commission(PSC) has compulsorily retired Deputy Inspectors General of Police, DIGs, Moses Ambakina Jitoboh, Danmallam Mohammed, Adeleke Bode Adeyinka, and Hafiz Mohammed Inuwa.

According to PSC spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, the retiring DIGs are seniors of the incumbent Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Kayode Egbetokun.

They were expected to voluntarily retire, but they stayed in office.

Promptly, the PSC announced the appointment of four new DIGs as their successors.

They are Sani Ka’oje, Sokari Pedro, Ayuba Ekpeji and Usman Nagogo.

In the wake of the appointment of the acting Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun on the 19th of June, 2023 by Mr. President, the Commission had expected in consonance with the revered tradition of discipline and regimented culture of the Nigeria Police Force that those DIGS who were seniors in rank prior to his elevation will voluntarily apply for retirement or elect to leave the Force.

The Commission, having waited for ample time with no such application from any of them, took the decision to compulsorily retire them in order to uphold discipline which is the bedrock of the Force, and to discourage status reversal which is inherently inimical to the exercise of authority by the Inspector General.

Accordingly the former DIGs have been mandated to immediately proceed on compulsory retirement with effect from Friday, 25th August, 2023.The Commission appreciates their immense contributions and efforts towards peace and security of our country and also wishes them well in their future endeavours in retirement.

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New DIGs

Similarly, the Commission also approved the appointment of four Assistant Inspectors General of Police to the rank of Deputy Inspectors General of Police which would be subject to ratification by the Board of the Commission to replace the retired DIGs.

The newly appointed DIGs who are without Pending Disciplinary Matters and/or without any serious medical conditions and health impairments were drawn from the same respective geo-political regions of the retired ones.

They are DIG’s Ibrahim Sani Ka’oje; Daniel Sokari – Pedro, Ayuba Ekpeji, and Usman Nagogo.

While congratulating them for their elevation to the enviable rank of DIGs, the Commission hopes that their appointment will add value and greater vigour to the efforts of the Nigeria Police in delivering on its mandate.


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