Anambra Gets New CP, Itam, after Adeoye’s Retirement

David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka

The Inspector General of Police (IG), Kayode Agbetokun, has approved the appointment  of Nnaghe Obono Itam as the new Commissioner  of Police in Anambra State.

This followed the retirement of Aderemi Adeoye, who was pulled out of the force two weeks ago, after putting in 35 years in service.

Itam is the 34th Commissioner of Police in Anambra State. A brief profile of him sent to THISDAY by the state Police Command’s spokesperson, SP Tochukwu Ikenga, stated that he was born on June 16, 1967 in Yakkur LGA of Cross River State.

According to him, “He joined the Nigeria Police Force on May 18, 1992, as a cadet Assistant Superintendent at the Nigeria Police Academy Annex, Kaduna.

“CP Itam holds a BSc in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Calabar and a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Port Harcourt.

“He had served in various states across the federation, and some notable positions he held include patrol and guard officer at Elimgbu Police Division in Rivers State, DPO Akamkpa Police Division, Cross River State, Divisional Police Officer Export Processing Zones Authority, Calabar and Directing Staff and Instructor, Police Detective College, Agbani Road, Enugu.

“He was also once the Commanding Officer 25 Police Mobile Force Squadron, Head of the Counter-Terrorism and General Investigations, EFCC Lagos, Coordinator of Courses, EFCC Academy, Karu, Abuja, Zonal Director/Head of Operations, EFCC Port Harcourt and Director of Internal Affairs, EFCC Headquarters, Abuja.

“As a Deputy Commissioner of Police, he was once the coordinator of Police service delivery, SERVICOM, Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Investigations Zone 11, covering Oyo and Osun State and Deputy Commissioner of Police Operations responsible for review and internal Security governance in cross river and Akwa Ibom State.

“Before his posting as the Commissioner of Police Anambra, he was Commissioner of Police in charge of General Investigation, Force Criminal Investigation Annex, Kaduna.”.

Ikenga added that Itam received specialised training, including the Advanced Detective Course, Police College Jos, Squadron Commanders Course Police Mobile Force Gwoza, Ila in Osun State, Tactical Leadership and Command Course Police College, Jos, Canadian Police College Senior and Lead Auditor Course, Servicom Nigeria in Kenya.

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