IGP orders special promotion for female Constable Aina for winning WBF title


IGP and Aina

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Usman Alkali Baba on Monday met with Police Constable, Mary Yetunde Aina (aka Iron Abbey) who won the WBF International Super Bantamweight title belt.

Aina had defeated UK’s Laura Pain at City Coast Centre in Portslade, East Sussex, London to win the WBF title.

She was received at the Force Headquarters, Garki, Abuja by the IGP.

With four (4) wins and three (3) knockouts, she won the championship bout based on unanimous decision on Friday, February 18, 2022, as the first Nigerian and African Female to achieve the feat.

The IGP, while receiving the WBF Champion, in company of the Force Management Team and the Force Sports Officer, DCP Patrick Atayero, commended her bravery, gallantry and steadfastness.

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Baba, who was elated at the uniqueness of her achievement, awarded her a special promotion to the next rank of Corporal and a monetary reward.

The IGP also extended a monetary reward to her coach, Inspector Augustine Okporu.

The Inspector-General of Police, while noting the immense contributions of the Nigeria Police Force to sports development in Nigeria, emphasized that Aina has joined the long list of police officers who had distinguished themselves in the area of sports development in the country and across the globe.

The IGP, therefore, urged all members of the Force to take advantage of the several maiden, but annual, sport championships organized by his administration in 2021, to develop their skills and leverage on it to propel themselves onto the world stage.

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