- Former EFCC boss, Ibrahim Lamorde, was not among the police personnel promoted to the rank of the deputy-inspector-general of police
- Lamorde was reportedly not considered for the elevation because of four AIGs ahead of him from the northeast
There has been controversy surrounding the failure of the former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Lamorde, to make the list of the newly promoted deputy inspector-generals of police.
Lamorde, who is currently the most-senior of the 95 police commissioners in Nigeria as of January 8, was amongst those expected to be promoted to DIGs but he was eventually not considered for the post.
A source who spoke with Premium Times said the former EFCC boss was not considered for the DIG post because there were four assistant inspectors-general from his northeast zone, even though he was highly recommended by acting-Inspector-General Mohammed Adamu.
The source said: “What was eventually decided was that Mr Lamorde had four AIGs ahead of him from the north-east, and it would be unfair with high risks of animosity if he is promoted ahead of them, especially since they have no pending disciplinary matters.
“Mr Lamorde was highly favoured, but it is better not to risk creating a bad atmosphere because of his promotion. He would soon be promoted to AIG."
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Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that the Police Service Commission (PSC) approved the appointment of eight new Deputy Inspectors-General of Police (DIGs) and retired seven others.
The new DIGs are: Aminchi Baraya (northeast), Usman Abubakar (northwest), Abdulmajid Ali (north-central), Taiwo Lakanu (southwest), Godwin Nwobodo (southeast).
Legit.ng earlier reported that the Police Service Commission reacted to reports of brewing tension between the commission and the inspector general of police, Ibrahim Idris, over the nomination of Abdul Iyaji for the post of Deputy Inspector General of Police.
The commission explained why it rejected AIG Abdul Iyaji, who was recommended by the Idris, for elevation to DIG.
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