Stella Dimoko Alleged Phone Convo On Police Promotion Between Abdulkarim Dauda And Mike Okiro Leaked


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Friday, 2 March 2018

Alleged Phone Convo On Police Promotion Between Abdulkarim Dauda And Mike Okiro Leaked

This is an alleged leaked phone conversation exclusively obtained by SaharaReporters and supposedly reveals a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abdulkarim Dauda, soliciting promotion from the Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Mr. Mike Okiro.

DCP Dauda is the Chief Personal Security to President Buhari. He was overhead on the tape first soliciting promotion for the Police Force Public Relations Officer (PRO), Jimoh Moshood.

Mr. Okiro, who has been in the eye of many recruitment, financial and promotion scandals, tells the DCP he is working on the matter, and then promises to elevate DCP Dauda himself to Commissioner of Police. Mr. Okiro has been accused of various illegalities in conducting recruitment and promotion exercise for the Nigeria Police Force. 

In 2017, it was reported how the PSC under Mr. Okiro favors cronies and top shots in the police at the expense of well-educated young officers in the Inspectorate cadre, as well as the rank and file of the Nigeria Police Force. 

A source had told Saharareporters at the time that the PSC boss disregards the regulation for promoting in-service officers to the position of Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASP), preferring to recruit through direct entry, which is regarded as a calculated attempt to favor cronies.

It would also be recalled that in 2016, the Network on Police Reform in Nigeria (NOPRIN), a coalition of 49 civil society organizations, called for the sack of Mr. Okiro for lack of integrity, citing various allegations of corruption brought against him by police officers. In the petition, which was sent to President Buhari, the coalition said the PSC under Mr. Okiro had been riddled with widespread infidelities. Concerning recruitment into the Force, NOPRIN said: "Many (applicants) did not have the basic qualifications and presented either fake certificates or the certificates of others. Most of them paid various sums of money in bribe to be recruited. This explains why there are many armed robbers, kidnappers and sundry criminals within the police force".

Similarly, just one month ago, the Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC) sent a petition to the federal government kicking against the illegality of Mr. Okiro’s role as chairman of the PSC, citing the dissolution of the PSC board on December 29, 2017.

Mr. Okiro was the Inspector General of Police from 2007 to 2009 and was appointed the PSC chairman by former president Goodluck Jonathan. He has remained in the position despite various allegations of misconduct against him. Mr. Dauda, on the other hand, was appointed by President Buhari as his Chief Personal Security Officer in 2016.

Okiro's PSC board has been dissolved by President Buhari but Okiro refused to quit as chairman of PSC, using his illegitimate stay to perpetrate scams.


  1. I saw the transcript. Na wa for them. No wonder they marked us very low on corruption.

    shame on them. It is everywhere even in the office self, they know who they will want to promote

  2. I have a dream that one day Nigeria will be a model nation.

  3. President Buhari dissolved the PSC board and Mike Poor refused to quit as chairman? Now I suspect this man to be a cabal in this government. This country is a joke.


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