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The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc, has awarded a special promotion to the next rank of Corporal and a monetary reward to Police Constable (PC) Mary Yetunde Aina (aka Iron Abbey), who won the World Boxing Foundation (WBF) International Super Bantamweight title belt at East Sussex, London.

With four wins and three knockouts, she won the championship bout based on a unanimous decision on Friday, February 18, 2022, as the first Nigerian and African female to achieve the feat.

In a statement issued on Monday by the Acting Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the IGP met with the Officer at the Force Headquarters on Monday, where he commended her bravery, gallantry, and steadfastness.

“The IGP, while receiving the WBF Champion in the company of the Force Management Team and the Force Sports Officer, DCP Patrick Atayero, commended her bravery, gallantry, and steadfastness. The IGP, who was elated at the uniqueness of her achievement, awarded her a special promotion to the next rank of Corporal and a monetary reward. The IGP also extended a monetary reward to her coach, Inspector Augustine Okporu.

“The Inspector-General of Police, while noting the immense contributions of the Nigeria Police Force to sports development in Nigeria, emphasized that PC Aina has joined the long list of Police Officers who have distinguished themselves in the area of sports development in the country and across the globe,” he said.

Meanwhile, the IGP urged all members of the Force to take advantage of the several sports championships organized by his administration in 2021 to develop their skills and leverage them to propel themselves onto the world stage.

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