By KINGSLEY OMONOBI-ABUJA.
Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar Tuesday ordered the redeployment of eleven (11) Commissioners of Police (CPs) to Commands and Formations.
The IGP’s order followed the recent elevation of some senior officers to the rank of Commissioners of Police and the retirement of some Commissioners of Police in State Commands and Police Formations.
The CP’s and their commands are CP Agboola Oshodi-Glover, CP Kwara State; CP Abubakar Adamu formerly the DC in charge State CID at Kaduna State Command is now CP Enugu; CP Tonye Ebitibituwa is redeployed from Force headquarters as CP Bayelsa; CP Umaru Shehu formerly DC operations at FCT Command is now CP Nasarawa State.
Acting CP Hurdi Mohammed is now CP Katsina State. CP Sylvester Umeh moves from Force headquarters to CP Port Authority Police, Eastern Port; CP Kudu Nma is new CP Gombe State; CP Saidu Madawaki is CP Border Patrol; CP Usman Isa Baba is CP Cooperative; CP Abdulmajid Ali is CP in charge Explosive Ordinance Department while CP Usman Yakubu is CP Welfare.
The IGP charged the newly redeployed CPs to show commitment in the fight against crime and criminality in their respective new beats adding, “They are to ensure that they work cordially with the public and to serve as motivation to their subordinate officers in the discharge of their onerous responsibilities”.
He also directed the CPs to be mindful of the fundamental rights of the citizenry and ensure that complaints are promptly attended to avoid the miscarriage of justice. He further directed all effected officers to ensure that handing and taking – over exercises are completed as when due.
Recall that the IGP decorated nine senior Police Officers recently elevated from the ranks of Deputy Commissioners of Police to the substantive rank of Commissioners of Police, with their new ranks and charged them to justify the confidence reposed in them by the present Police management.
While challenging them to contribute their quota to the present Police administration’s drive to reform the Force, Abubakar reminded the Officers of the high expectations placed on them by their subordinates and the public, to lead by example especially, in the face of current national security challenges.
He emphasized that the Office of the Commissioner of Police goes with enormous responsibilities that must be discharged with utmost diligence and competence and reiterated the need for the Officers to carry along their subordinate officers in the performance of legitimate duties, in the interest of the Force.
The decorated Commissioners of Police include CP Umar Shehu, CP Usman Isah Baba, CP Saidu Madawaki, CP Usman Yakubu, CP Abdulmajid Ali, CP Abubakar Adamu Mohammed, CP Abdul Salami, and CP Cornelius Kayode Aderanti, Director Peacekeeping, FHQ, Abuja.