A police officer, Ibrahim Danjuma has been promoted by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on Wednesday to the position of Commissioner of Police.
Danjuma was in 2005 prosecuted and acquitted for the extrajudicial killing of a lady and 5 Abuja traders.
Danjuma was promoted on the recommendation of the Inspector General (IG) of the police service commission and was among the 15 new CPs recently promoted.
He had previously been on suspension following the alleged extrajudicial killing of some traders and was subsequently charged to court alongside Nicholas Zakaria, Othman Abdulsalam, Baba Emmanuel, Sadiq Salami and Ezekiel Acheneje as co-defendants.
Justice Ishaq Bello, the trial Judge, of the FCT High Court found Danjuma, the 1st accused, not guilty and discharged and acquitted him accordingly whilst Emmanuel and Acheneje were sentenced to death.
Describing the election year as “critical,” the police chief urged police personnel to be professional and steadfast and has warned police officers to avoid temptation from political actors
Commenting on the re-organisation of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, during the IG conference with commissioners of police and other senior officers in Abuja. He stated that the unit would now focus on violent crimes.
in Reaction to accusations of impertinence of court orders in relation to the unveiling of the Peace Corps headquarters, Idris said the Force had appealed the court order, and asked the court to halt execution of the judgment on the matter.
when asked about the 2019 upcoming elections, Idris said, “Officers should be aware that from next year, we are entering a critical phase in the political space of this country and this critical phase includes most of the elections that would be conducted.
“Officers should be steadfast and obviously do their best to ensure that wherever you find yourselves, that you do your utmost best to ensure that the political situation is handled maturely and orderly.”