PSC Forcefully Retires 4 DIGs, says Decision to Uphold Discipline, Discourage Status Reversal

The Police Service Commission in exercise of its statutory powers, pursuant to the Third Schedule, Part 1 M, para A&B of the 1999 Constitution, reinforced with Section 6 of the Commissions (Establisment) Act 2001, para a, c, d, e, &f, has compulsorily retired four Deputy Inspectors General of Police. 

Head, Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani disclosed this in a press statement on Monday revealing the affected DIGs, which are Dan-Mallam Mohammed, Moses Ambakina Jitiboh, Hafiz Mohammed Inuwa and Adeleke Adeyinka Bode.

He explained that 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. 

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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