By Bisi LAWAL
The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, has ordered the redeployment and posting of no fewer than 35 senior police officers in the country.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi in Abuja on Tuesday.
The Force spokesman, who posted the statement on his verified X handle, said the newly redeployed 35 senior officers comprise 14 Assistant Inspector Generals of Police and 21 Commissioners of Police with their new ranks.
According to Adejobi, “The newly decorated officers include AIGs Yetunde Longe; Haruna Gabriel Garba; Tajudeen Akinwale Abass, Julius Alawiri Okoro; George Chijioke Chuku; and CPs Olanrewaju Peter Ogunlowo; Mohammed Dahiru; Dankombo Faling Morris; and David Iloyanomon amongst others.
“Similarly, the IGP has ordered the posting and redeployment of 17 AIGs and 18 CPs with immediate effect.”
Adejobi said, “The affected AIGs include AIG Yetunde O. Longe to AIG Training; AIG Haruna Gabriel Garba to AIG Armament; AIG Rex Dundun to AIG FCID Annex Kaduna; AIG Durosinmi A. Olatoye to AIG Zone 2 Lagos; AIG Afolabi Babatunde Adeniyi to AIG Zone 3; AIG Abiodun Oladimeji Asabi to AIG Zone 12 Bauchi; AIG George Chijioke Chuku to AIG Zone 17 Akure; AIG Paul Alifa Omata to AIG Zone 16 Yenagoa, and AIG Yusuf Adesina Akeem, FDC, to AIG Zone 8 Lokoja.
“The newly posted/redeployed Commissioners of Police include CP Patrick Atayero to CP EOD; CP Illiyasu Yahaya Kwarbai to CP Admin Airwing; CP Bello Mohammed Sani to CP Force Provost Marshal; CP Olohundare Moshood Jimoh to CP Eastern Port; CP Rose Chollom Dung to CP Welfare; and CP Olarenwaju Ogunlowo to CP Special Intervention Squad,” the police spokesperson stated.
“The Inspector General of Police, while congratulating the newly decorated senior officers on their well-deserved promotions, emphasizes the imperative for the newly posted and redeployed AIGs and CPs to bring their wealth of experience to bear in their respective assignments.
“The IGP expresses confidence that their ardent impact would boost the endeavor for excellence in the discharge of police constitutional responsibilities.“
It is suspected that the move was informed by the need to curtail the deteriorating security situation in the country.