Police Service Commission, PSC, has debunked an online medium report that it appointed a “top police administrator dogged by fraud allegations as police commission secretary.”
A press statement signed by the commission’s head of Press and Public Relations, Mr. Ikechukwu Ani, made available to journalists, explained that thought it was unperturbed by the media outfit’s penchant to “rehash worn out allegations that had been severally found to be baseless and childish,” it wished to inform the public that its chairman never unilaterally appointed anybody as secretary.
According to the release, “The commission wishes to state that its Hon. Chairman, Sir (Dr) Mike Mbama Okiro, a retired Inspector General of Police, did not at any time appoint anybody secretary to the commission.
“The commission at its 14th Plenary Meeting held on the 16th of December, 2015 appointed Mr. Emmanuel Ibe, a seasoned administrator and Director, Administration and Finance of the commission, as its Acting Secretary. The appointment was sequel to the vacuum created by the deployment of the Commission’s former secretary, Mallam Aliyu Bisala, to the Ministry of Trade and Investment.”
It also informed that Mr. Ibe was appointed on acting capacity pending when the president would appoint a substantive secretary or confirm his appointment, explaining further that the appointment was also done with the activities and programmes of the commission being hampered “unnecessarily” by the vacuum.

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