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45 Officers involved in The Kidnapper Evans’ Arrest Have Gotten Special Promotion by PSC


The Police Service Commission (PSC) yesterday has said that 45 officers who were all involved in the participation of the successful arrest of dreadful kidnap kingpin, known as Evans, have all been granted special promotion.

In a statement that was made by the spokesperson for the PSC, Ikechukwu Ani has said that the promotions were confirmed on Thursday at a plenary that was presided over by Mike Okiro the chairman of the commission.

The PSC said that 13 of the officers were promoted in an acting capacity because they weren’t eligible for substantive promotion.

The promotions of these officers come a year after Evans was detained in Lagos alongside over alleged 20 suspected members of his notorious gang.

The police have been widely praised for their successful operation, which has been as one of their highest points they have carried out in recent years.

The statement read:

“The Police Service Commission has approved the special promotion of forty-five police officers and acting appointments for another 13 officers who played major roles in the arrest of Chukwudumuje Onuoamadike, aka Evans, a notorious kidnapper and 21 Members of his gang.

The commission took the decision today, Thursday, April 19th, 2018, at its 27th Plenary Meeting which began in Abuja on Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 and presided over by the Chairman of the commission, Sir Dr. Mike Mbama Okiro, a retired Inspector General of Police. The promotion and acting appointments were based on the superlative performance of the officers in the arrest of the deadly gang who terrorized Nigerians.

The officers are of the Intelligence Response Team, (IRT), Special Tactical Squad (STS) and Technical Intelligence Unit under the direct supervision and coordination of the IGP Monitoring Unit at the Force Headquarters Abuja. “The promotion and acting appointments were also necessitated by the need to match rank with schedules of duty either being performed or to be performed by the officers and for their acts of gallantry and courage exhibited in the course of duty.”

Evans, who was detained at his mansion in Magodo area of Lagos last year, is being prosecuted by the Lagos State Government in court alongside others for instigating and executing series of high profile dreadful kidnappings and murder in the State.


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