JUST IN: IGP redeploys Edo, Ondo, nine other police commissioners

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the redeployment of Edo, Ondo and Oyo State Commissioners of Police.

Eight other CPs were also redeployed in various Commands and Formations, according to a press statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba.

The statement said, “The IGP has ordered the immediate posting/redeployment of the following Commissioners of Police to Commands/Formations as follows: Edo State, CP Johnson Babatunde Kokumo; Osun State, CP Undie J. Adie; Bauchi State CP Lawal Jimeta Tanko; Ebonyi State, CP Philip Sule Maku; Gombe State, CP Ahmed Maikudi Shehu; Ondo State, CP Bolaji Amidu Salami; Oyo State, CP Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu; Eastern Port, CP Evelyn T. Peterside; Explosive Ordinance Device (EOD), CP Okon Etim Ene; Airport Command, CP Bello Maikwashi; and Anti-Fraud Unit (FCID Annex Lagos), CP Olukolu Tairu Shina.”

The statement also quoted the IGP as urging the newly deployed CPs to prioritize community policing, crime prevention, public security, public safety, and general crime-fighting among others.

“The IGP also enjoins the citizens of the affected states to cooperate with the Commissioners of Police to enable them to succeed in their new areas of responsibilities.

“The IGP charges the newly posted officers to ensure they consolidate and advance the gains of their predecessors particularly in the implementation of community policing, crime prevention, public security, public safety, and general crime-fighting.”