By Onome Oghenetega
The Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the redeployment of the commissioners of police in Edo, Ondo and Oyo States.
A statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, Mr Frank Mba, said the redeployment is with immediate effect.
The statement said eight other commissioners of police were also redeployed to various commands and formations across the country in the shake-up.
The outgoing Edo commissioner, CP Lawal Jimeta Tanko, was replaced with CP Johnson Babatunde Kokumo.
“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 IGP in the statement urged transferred officers to enhance community policing and combat crimes in the various commands they were posted.
“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.”