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IGP restructures police cybercrime units, appoints new head

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The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has effected restructuring of the cybercrime units in the Nigeria Police Force to foster efficacy against cybercrime activities in the country.

With this development, all the units under investigative departments and investigating cybercrimes, will be fused into the Nigeria Police Force National Cyber-crime Centre in the Force Criminal Investigations Department, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

The IGP made this announcement in press release signed by the force spokesperson, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi on Friday, November, 11.

Usman also appointed Deputy Commissioner of Police, Henry Uche Ifeanyi, psc, as the Director of the newly merged Centre.

Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police decorated the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Bompai Division, Kano State Command of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Daniel Itse Amah who rejected a bribe of $200,000 in Kano, with his new rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) on Friday 11th November, 2022 in the IGP’s office at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.

It would be recalled that the Police Service Commission (PSC) on Thursday rewarded the senior officer with a special promotion to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) and cash sum of N1 million for rejecting the bribe to cover up a crime reported at his Division.

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