Twenty-nine police men who were promoted in the Anambra Police Command have been decorated at the zonal headquarters, Umuahia and Awka, Anambra State, respectively.
A breakdown of the number showed that two officers were promoted from Assistant Commissioner of Police to Deputy Commissioner of Police while six Chief Superintendents of Police were promoted to Assistant Commisioner of Police (ACP).
They were decorated at zonal headquarters Umuahia, by the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of zone 9, Umuahia, AIG Baba Tijani.
Also, 21 officers on the rank of Superintendent of Police, were elevated to the rank of Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP).
They were decorated by the Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, Mr. John B. Abang.
A statement issued by the Police spokesman in Anambra State, Haruna Mohammed said the officers were promoted by the Police Service Commission on the recommendation of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu NPM, mni.
The beneficiaries included: DCP Nicodemus Ihesiaba Ihueze and DCP Salihu S.Abdullahi.
Those from the rank of Chief Superintendent of Police to Assistant Commissioners of Police (CSP – ACP): Christopher Bassey Uweh, ACP Daniel N. Uke, ACP Uchenna B. Ani, ACP Innocent Oguejiofor Umerie, ACP Olufemi Olabanji Kayode, and ACP Sunday Okpa Irek.
Those from the ranks of Superintendent to Chief Superintendents of Police (SP-CSP) are: Baba Okoi Ettah, Samuel Anyaehe Nwachukwu, Emmanuel Ossai Akpe, Augustus Emeka Obi, Fidelis Erishi, Joseph Offobuike Edeh, Arikpo Ofem, Douglas Obike, Oluwadare Ezekiel, Nnamdi Lotanna, Frank Azubuike Amobi, Edwin Chukwudi Okeke, Victor Uzenna Ibeagha, and Philip Kehinde.
Others are: Jackson Nneji Amadi, Celestine Chuma Anyakora, Dermot Alobo, Adaobi Adaora Elosia, Innocent Ezeh Ofielu, Sati Abari and Ngozi Rose Nwogwu.
Anambra Commissioner of Police John B.Abang, after decorating the officers in Awka congratulated them and urged them to reciprocate the gesture done to them by the IGP by redoubling their efforts towards discharging their duties in accordance with internationally acceptable best practices.
The CP also warned them to desist from corrupt practices,professional misconducts and incivility to members of the public.