Hakeem Odumosu leaving Lagos, after elevation to AIG of Police


Retired AIG, Hakeem Odumosu

Lagos State Commissioner of Police Hakeem Odumosu will soon be on his way out of the state after he was promoted Assistant Inspector General of Police.

Odumosu, who was promoted last year as commissioner, was among six commissioners lifted to the rank of AIG on Tuesday.

Odumosu had petitioned that his promotion to CP be backdated. The appeal was approved by the Police Service Commission, hence his elevation along with others.

The other five Commissioners elevated to AIG are Buba Sanusi, CP, Katsina State;, Ndatsu Aliyu Mohammed, CP Anti Fraud, Force Headquarters Abuja; Bello Sani Dalijan, CP INEC.

Others are Sahabo Abubakar Yahaya, CP Yobe State; Akingbola Olatunji, CP Benue State.

PSC Head of Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani also said two Assistant Inspectors-General of Police were promoted to the next rank of Deputy Inspectors-General.

“The two AIG’s promoted to DIGs are AIG Zaki M. Ahmed and AIG Johnson Babatunde Kokumo.

“While AIG Zaki was promoted to cover the vacant duty post that was created as a result of the retirement of DIG Tijjani Baba who retired on October 6th, 2021, AIG Kokumo will be filling the gap left by DIG David Oyebanji Folawiyo who retired on 21st November 2021”, Ani said.

The commission also approved the the elevation of 17 Deputy Commissioners of Police to Commissioners of Police.

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Among the promoted Deputy Commissioners of Police is Fidelis Ogarebe, the former Chief Security Officer to Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.

Police couple Kehinde Longe and Yetunde Longe were also promoted to Commissioners.

Ani said the decisions were taken at PSC 13th Plenary Meeting which held in Abuja on Monday, December 20 and Tuesday, December 21, 2021 before adjourning to January 2022 to continue with further deliberations.

“The Commission also approved the promotion of 24 Assistant Commissioners of Police to the next rank of Deputy Commissioners of Police; 49 Chief Superintendents of Police to the rank of Assistant Commissioners.

“It also endorsed the elevation of 74 Superintendents of Police to Chief Superintendents and eight hundred and sixty six Deputy Superintendents of Police to Superintendents.

“It also during the meeting approved the confirmation of 7,166 ASP11 to ASP1 and considered 24 promotion appeals relating to adjustment in promotion dates, seniority etc.

“The 17 Deputy Commissioners of Police promoted to Commissioners of Police after an interactive session with the Commission are; Josephine Nneka Anyasinti; Rhoda Adetutu Olofu, Godwin Aghaulor; Effiom Emmanuel DCA, Zone 5 Benin City; Stanley Kanayo chukwu Ude; Charles Ifeatu Mozie; Tajudeen Olakunle Bakare; Longe Kehinde Patrick; Samuel Olukayode Emmanuel; Faleye Olaleye; Yetunde Longe; Haruna Gabriel Garba; Tajudeen Akinwale Abass; Rex Dundun; Ambrose Sunny Onah, DC A&F Kwara State; Durosinmi A. Olatoye and Ndu Innocent Anene.

“The 24 promoted Deputy Commissioners of Police include – Hope Urunwa Okafor; Ajo Geofrey Orue; Olufunke Adeayo Ogunbode; Stephen Olubunmi Ogedengbe, ACP SWAT, FCID Annex Lagos; Yabode Oluwatoyin Agbminoja; Ojo Adekimi; Adebowale Lawal;; Yemi John Oyeniyi; Obasi Mary Okereke; Moses Ashu Ottah; Felix Akineme NNebue; Sunday Adeolu Oke; Gazali Alade Abdul-S; Salam; Fidelis Ndubuisi Ogarebe, former CSO to Enugu State Governor and AC State CID, Enugu State Command; Alamu Muyideen Obe; Olubode Ojajuni; Sheikh Mohammed Danko AC SEB, FCIID, Lagos; Simon Asamber Lough; Abiola Reuben Olutunde; Charles Ezekwesiri Dike; Victor Avwerosuo Erivwode; Nnanna Oji Ama; Michael Adegoroye Falade and Yakubu Useni Dankaro.”

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