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IGP redeploys EFCC ex-chairman, others to head newly created zonal commands

By Idowu Abdullahi

As part of its commitment to reposition the force for efficiency, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Muhammad Adamu has approved the posting and redeployment of a former Chairman of the Economics and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), AIG Ibrahim Lamorde among other senior officers to head the newly created commands.

He explained that the redeployment and posting which takes immediate effect became imperative following the recent presidential approval for the re-organization of the Nigeria Police Force which included the creation of an additional Department – the Directorate of Intelligence, expansion of the police zonal structure from 12 to 17 and the creation of two additional FCID annexes.

The Police boss noted that the redeployed senior officers will serve as heads for the Department of Research & Planning, the Directorate of Intelligence, the five newly created Zonal Commands, and the four annexes of the FCID.

Adamu, through a statement released to newsmen by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP, Frank Mba, listed other senior officers redeployed alongside Lamorode to include AIG Adeleye Olusola Oyebade, who will head the Department of Research and Planning while Lamorode will head the force Directorate of Intelligence, FHQ, Abuja.

“Prior to this posting, AIG Adeleye Olusola Oyebade, was a Directing Staff at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Jos while AIG Lamorde, a former Chairman of the EFCC was the AIG in-charge of Force Intelligence,” the statement read.

Meanwhile, Adamu also approved the posting of AIG Zone 13 Ukpo-Dunukofia (Awka) – AIG Dan-Mallam Mohammed; AIG Zone 14 Katsina – AIG Rabiu Yusuf, AIG Zone 15 Maiduguri – AIG Lawal Ado, AIG Zone 16 Yenagoa – AIG Austine I. Agbonlahor, and AIG Zone 17 Akure – AIG David Oyebanji Folawiyo as senior officers to head the five new Police Zonal Commands.

Also, CP Asuquo Amba, former Commissioner of Police, Ekiti Command takes charge as AIG of the new FCID Annex Gombe; CP Olafimihan A. Adeoye, former CP Federal-SARS takes charge as the AIG FCID Annex Enugu while CP Uche J. Anozie, former CP Cross River takes charge as AIG FCID Annex Lagos.

However, the IGP charges the affected Senior Officers to bring their wealth of experience to bear in their new places of assignment, while enjoining them to work with relevant stakeholders in tackling crime and improve on policing services across the country.

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