The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to the rank of commissioner of police.
Magu was previously a deputy commissioner of police.
In a statement on Friday, Ikechukwu Ani, PSC spokesman, said 17 other senior police officers were also promoted by the commission.
He said the PSC approved the promotion of the officers at its plenary meeting which held in Abuja, and was presided over by Mike Okiro, its chairman.
The commission had earlier announced the promotion of 45 police officers who captured Chukwudumuje Onuoamadike, kidnapped kingpin better known as Evans, and 21 member of his gang
Ani added that that among those promoted on Friday was Agbola Oshodi-Glover, an assistant inspector-general of police in charge of Zone 11, Osogbo, promoted to the rank of a DIG.
Others are Ghazzali Mohammed, a commissioner of police, administration at force headquarters; and Peace Abdallah, CP, force intelligence bureau, force headquarters, both promoted to assistant inspector general of police.
Also promoted are Ebere C. Onyeagoro, DCP administration, Kaduna state command; and Moshood O. Gbolarumi, DCP maritime, Lagos, promoted to the rank of commissioner of police.
Other promotions approved by the commission include one assistant commissioner of police, nine chief superintendents of police, one deputy superintendent of police, one assistant superintendent of police, and one inspector.
Recall that the Nigerian Senate has refused to confirm Magu as the subtantive chairman of the EFCC but the executive led by President Muhammadu Buhari has insisted that Magu will continue in acting capacity.