Promotions: Frank Mba takes charge of Ogun as IGP deploys DIGs, AIGs, CPs

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has ordered the posting and redeployment of Deputy Inspectors-General of Police (DIGs), Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs) and Commissioners of Police (CPs) to departments, commands, and formations in line with his manpower development policy.

Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a press statement, Tuesday in Abuja, said DIG Danmallam Mohammed was redeployed to the Department of Finance and Administration.

He said some Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs) have been posted to take up the duties and responsibilities of the DIGs in charge of Departments of the Force.

According to the FPRO,  AIG Hafiz M. Inuwa, was deployed as DIG Department of Training and Development ; AIG Aji A. Janga,  as DIG Department of Research and Planning; AIG Adeleke A. Bode, as DIG Department of Operations; AIG Habu Sani Ahmadu, as Force Secretary; while AIG Shuaya’u Lafia Abdulyari assumes office as the AIG in charge of the Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB)), Force Headquarters, Abuja.

Adejobi disclosed that  other senior police officers had been posted to take up the duties and responsibilities of the AIGs  in charge of Zonal Police Commands including: CP Matthew Akinyosola posted as AIG Police Mobile Force (PMF); CP Jonathan Towuru, as AIG Zone 6, Calabar; CP Sylvester A. Alabi,  as AIG Zone 2, Lagos;  CP Akande Sikiru Kayode, as AIG Zone 11, Osogbo; and CP Abimbola Adebola Shokoya, as AIG Zone 17, Akure.

The spokesperson further stated that in line with the IGP’s mandate and strategies to strengthen the operational structures of state commands, the he had equally ordered the provisional posting of some CPs to commands pending the approval of the Police Service Commission (PSC).

They include: CP Adebola A. Hamzat, as CP in charge of Adamawa state; CP Emeka Frank Mba, as CP in charge of Ogun state; CP Suleiman A. Yusuf, as CP in charge of Taraba state;  CP Idowu Owohunwa, as CP in charge of Lagos state; and CP Faleye E.S. Olaleye, as CP in charge of Ebonyi state.

He said the IGP has therefore charged the newly posted officers to hit the ground running to ensure the mission, vision, and policy statements of his administration were effectively complied with in the areas of crime-fighting, public cooperation, and safety. 

He also called for support and cooperation from members of the public to enable the newly posted senior officers to perform optimally on their mandate.

Adejobi said the posting was with immediate effect.