By Augustine Ehikioya
For her victorious outing at the World Boxing Foundation (WBF) International Super Bantamweight title challenge at East Sussex, London, United Kingdom, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, on Monday, announced special promotion and a monetary reward for Police Constable (PC), Mary Yetunde Aina (aka Iron Abbey).
The Iron Abbey, who won the International Super Bantamweight title belt at East Sussex, London, was promoted to the next rank of Corporal.
To her credit at the championship, she had four wins and three knockouts, and won the championship bout based on unanimous decision on Friday, February 18, 2022, as the first Nigerian and African Female to achieve the feat.
The IGP made public the latest rewards while receiving the new champion in his office, at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.
According to a statement by the Acting Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, and made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA), the IGP, who received the WBF Champion, in 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.
The IGP, the statement added, urged all members of the Force to take advantage of the several maiden, but annual, sport championships organized by his administration in 2021, to develop their skills and leverage on it to propel themselves onto the world stage.