The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of over six thousand police officers.
According to PSC sources, the list of promoted police officers will be sent to the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris Kpotum, within the week for the announcement.
However, PSC says it has suspended special promotion for policemen until further notice.
Mike Okiro, Chairman of the commission, who disclosed this at a news conference in Abuja on Tuesday, said that the suspension became imperative, following complaints and allegations by members of the public.
“Given the avalanche of disparaging reports, comments, and allegations revolving around special promotions, the commission has decided to put on hold all recommendations until further notice,” he said.
Okiro said that the promotions already processed would be referred back to the I-G of police for more details on the beneficiaries.
He said that the commission had also set up a committee to investigate allegations of bribery against some members of the commission by some police officers.
According to the chairman, the chairman is expected to submit its report in two weeks.