The Police Service Commission says it has promoted six policemen to their next ranks for outstanding performances in their various areas of duty.
The officers are: ACPs Suleiman Abdul, Olusoji Akinbayo, SP Mu’awuyya Abubakar, DSP Sunday Idowu, ASP Eheziekia Abiona and Inspector Ogunbiyi Agbabu.
Mr Ikechukwu Ani, Head, Press and Public Relations of the commission, said in a statement in Abuja on Monday that the commission took the decision in its 19th meeting in Abuja.
He said that Abdul, who is currently with the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), recently recovered N42 billion for the Federal Government.
Ani said that Akinbayo and Idowu had rejected a bribe of 21 million dollars and another 12,900 dollars from one Samuel Wilberforce.
“The Officers in spite of this huge inducement defied the temptation and arrested the pipeline vandals,”he said.
He said their actions portrayed the Nigeria Police Force in good light as they exhibited professionalism, fearlessness and incorruptibility in the conduct of their assignment.
He said that the chairman of the commission, Mr Mike Okiro, was poised to enthrone honesty, responsibility and fear of God in the Nigeria Police Force.
Okiro noted that the special promotions were meant to spark off a new wave of integrity in the conduct of Police Officers.
“The promotion is another way of motivating the honest and disciplined officers and a wake up call to the few disgruntled elements still in service,”he said.
He warned that officers who failed to embrace the new disposition of the commission, would be shown the way out of the force.
Ani said that the special promotions take immediate effect.