Barely 10 days after the confirmation of Kayode Egbetokun as the substantive Inspector-General of Police, no fewer than 40 senior police officers have been redeployed to different commands and formations across the country.
Egbetokun, who announced this in Abuja on Thursday, explained that the development was part of the mandate to have a professionally-competent, service-driven, rule of law compliant and people-friendly police force.
Speaking through the force spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the top cop said the redeployment was also a means to reflect the new status of senior officers who were just recently elevated to their next ranks.
The police chief, while charging the new helmsmen in force to entrench professionalism, diligent policing services to all officers and men under their command by partnering with all relevant stakeholders to bring policing closer to the people, added that the posting was with immediate effect.
Daily Trust reports that prominent among the new redeployment is the Principal Staff Officer to the IGP, Tunji Disu, who is now the new Commissioner of Police in Rivers State. Disu had earlier headed ‘dreaded’ Intelligence Response Team (IRT) before his appointment as PSO.
Those redeployed were: Ogundele Joshua Ayodeji, AIG Zone 7 Abuja; Patrick Ogon Edung, AIG Zone 11 Osogbo; Badru Banji Lawal, Border Patrol FHQ; Bartholomew N. Onyeka, AIG Zone 8 Lokoja; Suleiman A. Yusuf, AIG DOPS, FHQ; Idowu Owohunwa, FCID Annex Alagbon Lagos and Rhoda Adetutu Olofu, AIG Maritime Lagos.
Others are: Godwin Aghaulor, AIG Zone 13; Effiom Emmanuel Ekot, AIG ONSA Abuja; Anene Ndu Innocent, CTU FHQ Abuja, Odama Paul Ojeka, AIG Zone 16 Yenagoa; Ebong E. Eyibio, AIG Zone 4 Makurdi; Adebowale Williams, AIG Zone 17 Akure and Sahabo A. Yahaya, Investment FHQ Abuja.
On the list of Commissioners of Police include: Benue State, George Chijioke Chuku; Jigawa State, Ahmed Abdullahi Tijani; Niger State, Dan Mamman Shawulu; Gombe State, Usman Hayatu; Imo State, Danjuma Aboki, Rivers State, Disu Olatunji Rilwan and Taraba State, Joseph Eribo.
Others are: Osun State, Isyaku Mohammed; Safer Highways FHQ, Mohammed Barde; PPP DLS FHQ, Polycarp Nwonyi Emeka; Anti-Human Trafficking, Shehu Kabir Abubakar; Border Patrol FHQ, Lawal Babatunde Ayodeji; Maritime Lagos, Emmanuel Agene; Admin Airwing, Jude M. Azuka; Commandant Police College Kaduna, Dan Sabo Idi; Force Provost Marshal, Ibitoye Rufus Olajide and INEC, Adamu Ngojin Isa.
Also on the list are Procurement DLS FHQ, Nwanosike Wodi Okocha; PSO to IGP, Johnson Oluwole Adenola; PAP Western Port Lagos, Olanrewaju Olawale Shola; Int’l Investigation INTERPOL, Shelleng Umaru Yusuf; SEB FCID Abuja, Emmanuel Aina; Info-Tech ICT FHQ Abuja, Miller Gajere Dantawaiye; Director NPF-NCCC, Henry Ifeanyi Uche; DOPS FHQ Abuja, Vungmoh S.M. Kwaimo and Commandant Police College Ikeja, Fasuba A. Olabode.