From MOLLY KILETE, Abuja
The Inspector General of Police has announced the deployment of 16 new state commissioners of police with a charge to them to adopt proactive and aggressive crime fighting strategies in tackling terrorism and other crimes.
The IGP has also charged the new police commissioners to rededicate themselves to the service of humanity, fight corruption in all its ramifications and ensure that no stone was left unturned in tackling violent crimes. This was contained in a statement in Abuja by CSP Frank Mba, Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters. The statement said 16 commissioners of police in charge of state commands were swapped while 17 were re-deployed to formations across the country and the force headquarters.
He also urged them to initiate policies and programmes that would strengthen the essential values of policing and best practices in law enforcement, which include transparency, accountability, respect for fundamental human-rights of citizens and the promotion of strong professional ethics in accordance with the provisions of the code of conduct for the force Under the new arrangement, Olufemi Ogunbayode is now the new commissioner of police in charge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), while Mbu Joseph Mbu, is to assume duty as the new commissioner of police for Rivers State.
Others are Sabo Ringim, Kebbi, Musa A. Daura, Kano, Moses Saba-Ndagi, Ebonyi, Johnson A. Ogunsaki, Kwara and T. E. Ibitibituwa, Enugu. Others are Hilary Opara, Kogi, Jubril O. Adeniyi, Taraba, Mohammed A. Indabawa, Oyo, Mohammed Katsina, Imo, Usman Tili Abubakar, Abia, D. Ogunbayode, FCT, Dorothy A. Gimba, Osun, Foluso A. Adebanjo, Edo, Mbu Joseph Mbu, Rivers, A.K Shodipo, Cross River and Patrick Dey Dokumor, Ondo State. Also appointed were senior officers to man the various commands and formations of the police.
They include James O. Caulcrick, who is now in charge of Police Detective College, Enugu, Steven Audu, Admin ‘F’ Dept. Force Headquarters, Wilfred Obute, Commandant, Police College, Kaduna, Felix Uyanna, Commandant, Police College, Oji, A. J Abakasanga, Info-tech/admin as well as Ambrose Aisabor. Chinweke Asadu is now Commissioner of Police, Legal, Adabayo Ajileye, CP Airport, John Opadokun, CP, Police Mobile Force, Sherifat Dusu Olajoku, CP, Ports Authority and others.
Adams Audu, CO Counter Terrorism Unit, Salisu Garba, CP, Provost, Mohammed Gana, CP, SARS, Benjamin Onwuka, Deputy Commandant, Police College, Jis, Ahmed Ibrahim, CO Training, Force headquarters and Isaac Eke, Admin “B” Department, Force Headquarters. The new appointments are with immediate effect.