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The Police Service Commission has named CP Aderemi Olufemi Adeoye as the new Commissioner of Police for Anambra State. Upon his appointment, CP Adeoye will assume the role of Commissioner of Police in Anambra, succeeding CP Echeng Echeng. CP Echeng Echeng has recently been promoted to the rank of Assistant Inspector-General of Police and transferred to Zone 9, Umuahia.
In Awka on Friday, the Head of Press and Public Relations, Police Service Commission, Ikechukwu Ani, released a statement to journalists, disclosing this information.
Ani added that the Police Service Commission gave its approval for the appointment of seven Commissioners of Police in different states throughout the country. Ani also praised the Acting Inspector-General of Police for demonstrating a commitment to gender sensitivity in these appointments.
The statement titled, ‘PSC approves appointment of eight command CPs, commends acting IGP for gender sensitivity, draws his attention to 15 percent geo-political spread.’
The statement reads, ‘The Police Service Commission has approved the appointment and deployment of eight Commissioners of Police to State Commands in the Country.’
‘The Commission also commended the acting Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun for adhering to its latest policy on gender sensitivity in his recommendation.’
‘The Commission however expects that the Inspector-General, in his subsequent proposals, will include more officers of North-east and South-east geopolitical zones that are yet to record the benchmark of 15 percent as decided at its last Plenary Meeting.’
‘The newly appointed State Commissioners of Police are Godwin Aghaulor, now CP, Borno State Command; Adelesi E. Oluwarotimi, CP Kwara State Command; Adebola Ayinde Hamzat, CP Oyo State Command; Augustina Ogbodo, CP Ebonyi State Command; and Samuel Titus Musa, CP Kebbi State Command.’
‘Others are Aderemi Olufemi Adeoye, CP Anambra State Command; Stephen Olarewaju, CP Imo State Command and Alamatu Abiodun Mustapha, CP Ogun State Command.’
‘Commission’s Chairman, Dr. Solomon Arase, CFR, a retired Inspector General of Police said the postings as recommended by the acting Inspector General of Police was on average, fair and Commended the IGP for the inclusion of women.’
‘Dr. Arase advised that the acting IGP should consider the disadvantaged geo-political zones while forwarding subsequent proposals for Commission’s ratification.’
The new Commissioner’s appointment brings renewed hope for effective crime prevention strategies and collaborative efforts with local communities. A promising step towards enhanced security and justice.