The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, on Monday, ordered an immediate special promotion for a Police Constable, Mary Yetunde Aina, for winning the World Boxing Foundation (WBF) International Super Bantamweight title belt at East Sussex, London.
Receiving the junior police officer in his office at the Force Headquarters in company of the Force Management Team and the Force Sports Officer, Patrick Atayero, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, Baba also directed that cash gifts be given to Aina being the first Nigerian and African female to achieve the feat.
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Aina, popularly known as Iron Abbey, achieved the feat with four wins and three knockouts after which she was declared the championship bout winner based on a unanimous decision last Friday, February 18, 2022.
The elated police boss commended her bravery, gallantry and steadfastness, saying the uniqueness of her achievement, awarded her a special promotion to the next rank of Corporal and a monetary reward.
The IGP also gave a monetary reward to her coach, Inspector Augustine Okporu.
He said, “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.
“I, therefore, urged all members of the Force to take advantage of the several maidens, but annual, sports championships organised by this administration in 2021, to develop their skills and leverage on it to propel themselves onto the world stage.”