By Kingsley Nwezeh
The Inspector-General of Police, Mr, Mohammed Adamu, yesterday named former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG), Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde, as the new head of Police Directorate of Force Intelligence.
The IG also named AIG Adeleye Olusola Oyebade as the new Head of Research and Development Department of the Police.
A statement issued last night by Force Headquarters said the IG also ordered the posting of senior police officers to head the five newly created zonal commands.
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 IGP also ordered the posting of the following senior police officers to the five new police zonal commands.
They are AIG Zone 13 Ukpo-Dunukofia (Awka), AIG Dan-Mallam Mohammed; AIG Zone 14 Katsina, AIG Rabiu Yusuf, AIG Zone 15 Maiduguri, AIG Lawal Ado.
Others include AIG Zone 16 Yenagoa, AIG Austine I. Agbonlahor, AIG Zone 17 Akure, AIG David Oyebanji Folawiyo. In the same vein, CP Asuquo A.A 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.
The IGP charged the affected senior officers to bring their wealth of experience to bear in their new places of assignment.
The statement signed by Force Public Relations Officer and Deputy Commisioner of Police (DCP), Frank Mba, said “they are to ensure that policing is brought closer to the people and work with relevant stakeholders to tackle crime and improve on policing services across the country.”
The postings/redeployments are with immediate effect.