IG orders deployment, posting, of senior police officers

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Inspector General of Police (IG) Mohammed Adamu

THE Inspector-General of Police (IG) Mr Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the posting and redeployment of senior police officers in line with a recent presidential approval ordering a re-organisation of the force.

In a statement on Friday in Abuja, the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr Frank Mba, stated that the approval included the creation of an additional department, the Directorate of Intelligence, expansion of the police zonal structure from 12 to 17 and the creation of two additional Federal Criminal Investigation Departments (FCID) annexes.

According to Mba, among the Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) affected by the posting and redeployment are Mr Adeleye Oyebade, Head, Department of Research and Planning and Mr Ibrahim Lamorde, Head, Directorate of Intelligence, Force Headquarters.

Prior to the posting, Oyebade, was a Directing Staff at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos, Plateau State, while Lamorde, was the AIG in-charge of Force Intelligence.

Mba said the IG also ordered the posting of five senior police officers to the newly created zonal commands.

The AIGs involved in the posting are Dan-Mallam Mohammed, Zone 13, Awka; Rabiu Yusuf, Zone 14, Katsina; Lawal Ado, Zone 15, Maiduguri; Austine Agbonlahor, Zone 16, Yenagoa; and David Folawiyo, Zone 17 Akure.

The FPRO stated that, “Mr Asuquo Amba, former Commissioner of Police (CP), Ekiti Command, takes charge as AIG of the new FCID Annex Gombe.

“Mr Olafimihan Adeoye, former CP Federal-SARS, takes charge as the AIG, FCID Annex Enugu while Mr Uche Anozie, former CP Cross River takes charge as AIG, FCID Annex Lagos.”

Mba, who said the postings and re-deployments were with immediate effect, stated that the IG urged the affected officers to bring their wealth of experience to bear in their new places of assignment, while enjoying them to bring policing closer to the people.

He implored them further to work with relevant stakeholders in their new places to tackle crime and improve on policing services across the country.

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