By Sunday Rotilefon
Lagos has a new Commissioner of Police. He is Ajani Fatai Owoseni.
Three states-Lagos, Ogun and Rivers- were named by the Inspector-General of Police Solomon Arase in recent redeployment of some Commissioners of Police.
A statement on Thursday night by the Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Abayomi Shogunle, said the exercise was in line with the determination of Arase to inject fresh ideas into the security architecture in Lagos, Rivers and Ogun States and some other Force Headquarters Formations.
Owoseni replaces Kayode Aderanti, who has been moved to the Department of Operations as the CP Administration in the Force Headquarters, Abuja.
The redeployment of Aderanti from Lagos may not have been unconnected with the recent armed robbery attack on three banks in Ikorodu, Lagos during which the robbers carted away about N80 million and operated for hours without any challenge.
One of the banks is located opposed Igbokodo Police Station in Ikorodu.
Chris Ezike is now to head the Rivers State Police Command, while Abdulmajid Ali moves to Ogun State.
Dan Bature is the new Commissioner of Police in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation Department at the Force Headquarters.
Valentine Ntomchukwu, previously the Commissioner of Police in charge of Ogun State, moves to the Administration Department of the Logistics and Supply Unit of the Force Headquarters, Abuja.
Hyelasinda Kimo Musa is the new Commissioner of Police in charge of the Federal Anti-Robbery Squad of the FCIID, Force Headquarters, Abuja.
- J. Ibine is to oversee the Eastern Command of the Port Authority, while Ogbusua Aja Oleh is the CP Provost of the Force Headquarters, Abuja.
Shogunle said: “It is expected that the new postings will reverse the crime wave in the affected states, while also strengthening administration in the affected strategic Force Headquarters Formations.”