By Augustine Ehikioya
To have a professionally competent, service driven, rule of law compliant, and people friendly Police Force, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, has ordered the posting and redeployment of 40 Senior Police Officers.
The new posting to the various Commands and Formations in the country, affected a total of 14 Assistant Inspectors General of Police and 26 Commissioners of Police.
A statement by ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, and obtained by Security Watch Africa (SWA), also said that the redeployment is to “reflect the new status of senior officers who were just recently elevated to their next ranks.”
The posting, according to the statement, is with immediate effect.
The 14 AIGs posted and redeployed are Zone 7 Abuja – AIG Ogundele Joshua Ayodeji, Zone 11 Osogbo – AIG Patrick Ogon Edung, Border Patrol FHQ – AIG Badru Banji Lawal, Zone 8 Lokoja – AIG Bartholomew N. Onyeka, DOPS FHQ – AIG Suleiman A. Yusuf, FCID Annex Alagbon Lagos – AIG Idowu Owohunwa, Maritime Lagos – AIG Rhoda Adetutu Olofu.
Others are Zone 13 Ukpo Dunukofia Awka – AIG Godwin N. Aghaulor, ONSA Abuja – AIG Effiom Emmanuel Ekot, CTU FHQ Abuja – AIG Anene Ndu Innocent, Zone 16 Yenagoa – AIG Odama Paul Ojeka, Zone 4 Makurdi – AIG Ebong E. Eyibio, Zone 17 Akure – AIG Adebowale Williams, and Investment FHQ Abuja – AIG Sahabo A. Yahaya.
The 26 newly posted/redeployed Commissioners of Police are Benue State – CP George Chijioke Chuku, Jigawa State – CP Ahmed Abdullahi Tijani, Niger State – CP Dan Mamman E. Shawulu, Gombe State – CP Usman Hayatu, Imo State – CP Danjuma Aboki, Rivers State – CP Disu Olatunji Rilwan, Taraba State – CP Joseph Eribo, Osun State – CP Isyaku Mohammed, Safer Highways FHQ – CP Mohammed Barde.
Also redeployed are PPP DLS FHQ – CP Polycarp Nwonyi Emeka, Anti-Human Trafficking – CP Shehu Kabir Abubakar, Border Patrol FHQ – CP Lawal Babatunde Ayodeji, Maritime Lagos – CP Emmanuel Agene, Admin Airwing – CP Jude M. Azuka, Commandant Police College Kaduna – CP Dan Sabo Idi, Force Provost Marshal – CP Ibitoye Rufus Olajide, INEC – CP Adamu Ngojin Isa, Procurement DLS FHQ – CP Nwanosike Wodi Okocha.
Others are PSO to IGP – CP Johnson Oluwole Adenola, PAP Western Port Lagos – CP Olanrewaju Olawale Shola, Int’l Investigation INTERPOL – CP Shelleng Umaru Yusuf, SEB FCID Abuja – CP Emmanuel Aina, Info-Tech ICT FHQ Abuja – CP Miller Gajere Dantawaiye, Director NPF-NCCC – CP Henry Ifeanyi Uche, DOPS FHQ Abuja – CP Vungmoh S.M. Kwaimo, and Commandant Police College Ikeja – CP Fasuba A. Olabode.
The Inspector General of Police, according to the statement, has charged the newly posted/redeployed officers to work in tandem with the Force policy and support the agenda of government for economic recovery and growth as well as socio-political development of the country.
He also stressed on the importance of entrenching professionalism and diligent policing services to all officers and men under their command, while calling on them to partner with all relevant stakeholders to bring policing closer to the people.