IGP orders posting of Frank Mba, Idowu Owohunwa as Ogun, Lagos CPs


Usman Baba, the inspector-general of police (IGP), has ordered the deployment of new commissioners of police to Lagos, Ogun, Adamawa, Taraba, and Enugu states.


Muyiwa Adejobi, the force spokesperson, announced the posting in a statement on Tuesday.


Based on the IGP’s directive, Idowu Owohunwa will replace Abiodun Alabi in Lagos as commissioner of police, while Frank Mba is expected to take over from Lanre Bankole in Ogun.


Suleiman Yusuf, Adebola Hamzat, and Faleye Olaleye were posted as police commissioners in Taraba, Adamawa, and Ebonyi states, respectively.


The force spokesperson said the provisional posting of the new commissioners of police is subject to the approval of the Police Service Commission (PSC).


“In line with the IGP’s mandate and strategies to strengthen the operational structures of state commands, the police boss has equally ordered the provisional posting of the following commissioners of police to commands indicated below pending the approval of the police service commission; i. CP Adamawa State – CP Adebola A. Hamzat, fdc; ii. CP Ogun State – CP Emeka Frank Mba, mni; iii. CP Taraba State – CP Suleiman A. Yusuf, mni; iv. CP Lagos State – CP Idowu Owohunwa, and v. CP Ebonyi State – CP Faleye E.S. Olaleye,” the statement reads.


In January, TheCable reported that the IGP had recommended the redeployment of Mba and Owohunwa as police commissioners.


The recommendation was contained in a letter dated January 24, 2023, and signed by Hafiz Inuwa, assistant inspector-general of police to the PSC.


In a related development, the IGP has also ordered the posting of some senior police officers to various departments and formations.


“DIG Danmallam Mohammed, fdc, has been redeployed to the department of finance and administration,” Adejobi said.


“The following assistant inspectors-general of police have been posted to take up the duties and responsibilities of the deputy inspectors-general of police in charge of the following departments of the force as indicated against their names; to DIG Department of Training and Development – AIG Hafiz M. Inuwa, mni; to DIG Department of Research and Planning – AIG Aji A. Janga, mni; to DIG Department of Operations – AIG Adeleke A. Bode, mni.


 “AIG Habu Sani Ahmadu has been posted as Force Secretary while AIG Shuaya’u Lafia Abdulyari assumes office as the AIG in charge of the force intelligence bureau, force headquarters, Abuja.


“Similarly, the following senior police officers have been posted to also take up the duties and responsibilities of the assistant inspectors-general of police in charge of zonal police commands as indicated against their names – i. AIG Police Mobile Force – CP Matthew Akinyosola, mni; ii. AIG Zone 6 Calabar – CP Jonathan Towuru, mni; iii. AIG Zone 2 Lagos – CP Sylvester A. Alabi, fdc; iv. AIG Zone 11 Osogbo – CP Akande Sikiru Kayode and v. AIG Zone 17 Akure – CP Abimbola Adebola Shokoya.”

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