Ogun To Get New Police Commissioner
Inspector General of Police, Usman Alikali Baba, has recommended the appointment of a new police commissioner for Ogun State, ahead of the 2023 polls’
The new police commissioner will be either Frank Mba or Idowu Omohunwa. However, the Police Service Commission will determine which of them would be posted to the Ogun State Police Command.
Mba at the moment is in-charge of border patrol force at the force headquarters, Abuja. Omohunwa is a principal officer in the office of the IGP at the force headquarters.
Either Frank Mba or Idowu Omohunwa will replace commissioner of police Lanre Bankole, whose new posting was not immediately known.
But Bankole will likely be moved to a higher position at the force headquarters.
A letter from the IGP to this effect dated January 24, 2023, and signed by the Force Secretary, AIG Hafiz Inuwa has been delivered to the Police to the Police Service Commission (PSC) for activation.
Mba is taking over from CP Abiodun Alabi in Lagos State while Owohunwa, will be taking over from CP Lanre Bankole in Ogun State.
According to the letter, the postings are part of a strategy being put in place by the IGP to strengthen the strategic and operational readiness of the Police force in Lagos and Ogun commands.
It reads, “I am directed to humbly write and forward the proposed posting of the under-mentioned commissioners of police to State Commands indicated against their names for the Commission’s kind consideration and approval”.
“The Inspector General of Police is deploying the under-mentioned Commissioners of Police to strengthen the strategic and operational control of the commands.”