By Oluwakemi Ishola
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, on Thursday, ordered immediate posting and redeployment of Oyo State Commissioner, Mr. Shina Olukolu, and eight others to various commands and formations. Olukolu was redeployed to FCID Annex Lagos and replaced with Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu.
The order was contained in a press statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba. The statement reads: “The IGP has ordered the immediate posting/redeployment of the following Commissioners of Police 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 IGP urged the newly deployed CPs to prioritise community policing, crime prevention, public security, public safety, and general crime-fighting among others. He also enjoined 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” the statement concluded.