CITIZENS COMPASS-; THE Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba, has ordered the deployment of Frank Mba and Idowu Owohunwa as new commissioners of police for Ogun and Lagos states.
The IGP also ordered the posting of new commissioners of police to Adamawa, Taraba, and Enugu states.
The Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, February 7, 2023.
He said, “The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc, has ordered the posting/redeployment of Deputy Inspectors-General of Police (DIGs), Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs) and Commissioners of Police (CPs) to Departments, Commands, and Formations in line with his manpower development policy of placing round pegs in round holes.
“DIG Danmallam Mohammed, fdc, has been redeployed to the Department of Finance and Administration while the following Assistant Inspectors-General of Police have been posted to take up the duties and responsibilities of the Deputy Inspectors-General of Police in charge of the following Departments of the Force as indicated against their names; to DIG Department of Training and Development – AIG Hafiz M. Inuwa, mni; to DIG Department of Research and Planning – AIG Aji A. Janga, mni; to DIG Department of Operations – AIG Adeleke A. Bode, mni. AIG Habu Sani Ahmadu has been posted as Force Secretary while AIG Shuaya’u Lafia Abdulyari assumes office as the AIG in charge of the Force Intelligence Bureau, Force Headquarters, Abuja.
“Similarly, the following Senior Police Officers have been posted to also take up the duties and responsibilities of the Assistant Inspectors-General of Police in charge of Zonal Police Commands as indicated against their names –
i. AIG Police Mobile Force – CP Matthew Akinyosola, mni
ii. AIG Zone 6 Calabar – CP Jonathan Towuru, mni
iii. AIG Zone 2 Lagos – CP Sylvester A. Alabi, fdc
iv. AIG Zone 11 Osogbo – CP Akande Sikiru Kayode
v. AIG Zone 17 Akure – CP Abimbola Adebola Shokoya
“In line with the IGP’s mandate and strategies to strengthen the operational structures of state commands, the Police Boss has equally ordered the provisional posting of the following Commissioners of Police to Commands indicated below pending the approval of the Police Service Commission;
i. CP Adamawa State – CP Adebola A. Hamzat, fdc
ii. CP Ogun State – CP Emeka Frank Mba, mni
iii. CP Taraba State – CP Suleiman A. Yusuf, mni
iv. CP Lagos State – CP Idowu Owohunwa
v. CP Ebonyi State – CP Faleye E.S. Olaleye
“The IGP has therefore charged the newly posted officers to hit the ground running to ensure the mission, vision, and policy statements of his administration are effectively complied with in the areas of crime-fighting, public cooperation, and safety. He also called for support and cooperation from members of the public to enable the newly posted senior officers to perform optimally on their mandate.
“The posting is with immediate effect.”
Barely a week ago, there were reports that new commissioners of police has been redeployed to Lagos and Ogun States
However, Lagos State Police Command on Friday, January 27, 2023 refuted the claim that a new Commissioner of Police has been deployed to take over the security affairs in the state.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the development in a statement, said the news in circulation that a new CP had taken over the command was false.
He explained that the command had been inundated with requests for clarification on the status of the commissioner of police in the command.
The statement reads, “We wish to state categorically that the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State is still
CP Abiodun Alabi, fdc, mnim, psc.
For the avoidance of doubt, no Commissioner of Police has been posted to Lagos State. Members of the public are therefore urged to disregard fake news making the rounds that a new Commissioner of Police has been deployed to Lagos State Police Command.
“It is hoped that this clarification would halt the barrage of calls to officers of the command which has resulted in needless distraction and waste of valuable time.
“The Lagos State Police Command will keep residents and the good people of the state updated whenever the need arises,” Hundeyin said.