The Police Service Commission (PSC) has ordered President Muhammadu Buhari’s former Chief Security Officer (CSO) Abdulkarim Dauda to refund salaries he received after an extension of service was granted him
The PSC rejected the extension granted Dauda, by the immediate past Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has been rejected by the Police Service Commission.
Dauda, police commissioner was due to retire in January 2020, but had his service extended till January 2023, by the former IGP.
However, the decision to reject the former Presidential CSO’ service extension was agreed at the 13th Plenary Meeting of the PSC.
The commission disowned Dauda‘s request asking the PSC to promote him to the rank of Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG). Dauda had also been asked to refund the salaries he earned during the extension period.
Austin Braimo, Commissioner representing the Media and the South South Zone in the commission, who addressed newsmen at the end of the meeting in, also announced the following promotions in the police hierarchy; two Assistant Inspectors-General of Police to the rank of Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG).
Six Commissioners of Police were also promoted to the rank of Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs).
Braimo noted; “We want to ensure that justice is done. That is what the board has done. We took the decision so that it will act as a deterrent. The board has taken a decision and the decision will be communicated to the IG.”
He also disclosed that 17 Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCPs) were promoted to the rank of Commissioner of Police, while 24 Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACP) were promoted to the rank of DCP.
49 Chief Superintendents of Police (CSPs) were elevated to the rank of ACP, while 74 Superintendents of Police (SP) were moved up to the rank of CPS.
866 Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSP) were promoted to the rank of Superintendents of Police (SP), while 716 Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASP) 2 were confirmed ASP 1.