The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has redeployed Edo, Ondo and Oyo State Commissioners of Police (CPs).
Abuja Business Reports reports that eight other CPs were also redeployed.
A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba confirming the development reads: “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 urged the newly deployed CPs to prioritise 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”, the statement added.