Soon after the governorship election in Edo State, the state Commissioner of Police, Johnson Kokumo, would be promoted to the next rank of Assistant Inspector-General (AIG) of Police.
Dependable police sources at Force Headquarters (FHQ), Abuja, told Daily Independent that the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) has recommended him and three other CPs to the Police Service Commission (PSC) for promotion to the rank of AIG.
There were speculations in Benin City, the Edo State capital, that Kokumo’s promotion might be compensation for the peaceful conduct of the election.
But a senior officer at FHQ said: “It has nothing to do with the election.
“After all, he was not the only Commissioner of Police who worked during the election. You are aware that there were eight other CPs sent there by the IG.
“He alone could not have handled the election successfully. He could not have performed such magic. He is due for promotion to AIG like his other course mates.”
We reliably learnt that the other three CPs include Bishi Omololu, serving at Force Headquarters, Abuja, and Delta State CP, Mohammed Hafiz.
Bishi Omololu was once a Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Lagos and Area Commander in Mushin, also in Lagos.
He has served in various capacities, including as CP in charge of the Benue State Police Command, before he was redeployed to FHQ last year.
Investigations by Headline News365 reveal that about 18 Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCPs) have also been recommended by the IGP to PSC for promotion to the rank of CP.
They include DC in charge of Operations, Lagos State Police Command, DCP Mohammed Ani.
Similarly, Headline News365 learnt that over 30 Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs) have also been slated for promotion to the next rank of DCP.
Investigations by Headline News365 further reveal that the PSC plenary to promote the officers is scheduled for Tuesday.