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Ribadu’s Demotion: We Reported It 2 Months Ago

Posted by By Jide Osokoya on 2008/08/06 | Views: 1555 |

Ribadu’s Demotion: We Reported It 2 Months Ago


Yesterday’s formal announcement of the demotion of Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), from the rank of Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) to Deputy Commissioner of Police (D.C.P), was stale news at P.M.News, as we exclusively broke the news on 12 June.

Yesterday’s formal announcement of the demotion of Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), from the rank of Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) to Deputy Commissioner of Police (D.C.P), was stale news at P.M.News, as we exclusively broke the news on 12 June.

We had reported Ribadu’s demotion based on complaints that he was given double promotion through political influence by the former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, and perfected by the former Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Sunday Ehindero.

P.M.News had quoted a reliable source at the Police Service Commission that “the commission was reviewing the appointments and promotions of top officers, including Nuhu Ribadu.

“Apart from Ribadu, over 100 officers who were rapidly promoted by Mr. Sunday Ehindero, are also facing the same fate before the police Service Commission,” P.M.News had reported.

Affected in the exercise are the head of the Special Fraud Unit (SFU), Ikoyi, Mr. Olayinka Balogun, and his successor at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti,Yaba, Mr. Adeleye Oyebade.

While Balogun was demoted from Commissioner of Police (CP) to Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), a rank he held as the head of SCID, Panti, over a year ago, Oyebade, who was the Principal Staff Officer (PSO) to the Former Inspector-General, Sunday Ehindero at the same period, was demoted from DCP to ACP.

Balogun, the SFU boss, was commissioned a Deputy Commissioner of Police on 1 February, 2003, while the SCID boss was promoted to the rank of an Assistant Commissioner of Police on 1 January, 2005. They were both promoted to the next rank in 2007, shortly before the removal of Sunday Ehindero. Another prominent officer also demoted is the late Haz Nwedi who was the commissioner of police in Kaduna State.

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