Appoints first female Force PRO
Following the vacancies created from the recent retirement and promotions of senior police officers, Mbu Joseph Mbu, is now the new Commandant , Police Staff College, Jos. Mbu, a former AIG Zones 7 and 2 respectively was posted along with 18 other AIGs by the Inspector-General of Police. IGP Solomon E. Arase, following the vacancies created by the recent retirement and promotions of senior police officers.
Also, the IGP has appointed the Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP OlabisiAlofeKolawole, as the new Force Public Relations Officer. She becomes the first female police officer to be appointed spokesperson for the Force Headquarters and replaces Commissioner of Police, CP Emmanuel Ojukwu, who has been redeployed to Kogi State Command as CP.
According to a statement from the Police high command, Abuja, others affected in the new posting including AIG Tambari Y. Mohammed now AIG Zone 1 Kano, AIG Bala A. Hassan, AIG Zone 2 Lagos, AIG Mohammed J. Abubakar is NIW in charge of Zone 3 Yola, while AIG Yahaya G. Ardo is manning Zone 4 Makurdi.
AIG Musa A. Daura is police boss in Zone 5 Benin, AIG Adisa Baba Bolanta is AIG Zone 6 Calabar, AIG Ballah Magaji Nasarawa is the man in charge of Zone 7 Abuja, while AIG Lawal Tanko is AIG Zone 8 Lokoja, just as AIG Usman A. Gwary is now AIG Zone 9 Umuahia.
Also posted are AIG Mohammed J. Gana is AIG Zone 10 Sokoto, AIG Helen Kalafite Adeyemi is AIG Zone 11 Osogbo, AIG Johnson A. Ogunsakin is AIG Zone 12 Bauchi and AIG Patrick Dokumor is now Force Secretary, FHQ, Abuja.
Others are AIG Adenrele T. Shinaba is Commandant, Nigeria Police Academy, Kano, AIG Edgar Nanakumo is AIG Works, FHQ Abuja, AIG Yerima F. Irimiya is AIG Maritime Police, AIG Olufemi Adenaike is AIG Training and Development, FHQ Abuja and AIG James Caulcrick is 2 i/c Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department, FCIID, Abuja
CPs Danladi Mshelbwala is AIG Communications, FHQ Abuja, CP Ibrahim K. Idris is AIG Operations, FHQ, Abuja, Joshak Habila (Abia CP), Adejo Gabriel Adaji (Adamawa), Murtala U. Mani (Akwa-Ibom, Karma Hosea is CP Anambra state, Mohammed K. Mohammed is CP Bauchi state and Paul Okafor is CP Bayelsa state.
CPs Dibai P. Yakadi is police boss in Benue state, J. Opadokun is CP Borno state, Henry Fadairo is CP Cross River state, while Usman Baba Alkali is Delta state police chief.
Similarly, CPs Peace Abdallah (Ebonyi), Chris Ezike (Edo), Etop J. James is CP Ekiti state, Mohammed Adamu is posted to Enugu state, Austin Iwar is now CP Gombe state, while Frederick Lakanu is the man in charge of Imo state. Tilli U. Abubakar is CP Jigawa state, Umar U. Shehu is CP Kaduna state, Musa Kastina Mohammed is Kano state police boss, and Usman Abdullahi is CP Kastina state, were also posted.
Yakubu O. Jibrin is CP Kebbi state, Emmanuel Ojukwu is Kogi state CP, Esosa Amadasum is CP Kwara state, Fatai Owoseni is Lagos state Police chief, Mohammed Sani Usman is Nasarawa state CP, Abubakar Marafa is CP Niger state and Abdulmajid Ali as CP Ogun state.
Michael Ogbodu is Ondo state police boss, Kola Shodipo is CP Osun state, Leye Oyebade is CP Oyo state, Nasiru Oki is Plateau state police chief, Hyelasinda Kimo Musa is in charge of Rivers state, Salisu F. Abdullahi is CP Sokoto state, Ikechukwu Nwodibo is in Taraba state, CP Zanna Mohammed Ibrahim is posted to Yobe state, Femi Ogunbayode is Zamfara state CP and Wilson Inalegwu is retained at the FCT Command Abuja.
Meanwhile, in a statement issued yesterday by the deputy force spokesman, CSP AbayomiShogunle, ACP Kolawole’s appointment is the IGP’s determination to advance change over stasis. Shogunle said the appointment of the new force spokeswoman is geared towards harnessing the enormous potentials among Nigerian female Police officers.
CSP Shogunle also said Arase has appointed Ag. ACP IdowuOwohunwaas Principal Staff Officer, PSO to Inspector General of Police. He was pioneer head of the Intelligence Analysis Unit of the Force Intelligence Bureau and he takes over from CP Austin Iwar who is now the Commissioner of Police, GombeState Command.
Shogunle said the appointment of the new force spokeswoman is geared towards harnessing the enormous potentials among Nigerian female Police officers. She holds a first degree in law, from Ogun State University and a Masters degree in Police Leadership and management from University of Leicester, United Kingdom.
“The new FPRO has served in various capacities both at national and international level. She was the Force Gender Adviser before her recent posting.