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CP Ede Ayuba Ekpeji; Kogi New Police Commissioner

Inspector General of Police - A.A Adamu

Ahead of the Christmas and New Year celebrations, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu has ordered the appointment of a new commissioner for Kogi state command.

Adamu announced the appointment of CP Ede Ayuba Ekpeji as the new Commissioner of Police Kogi state. He takes over from CP Hakeem Busari who is retiring from service.

The Inspector General of Police also ordered the immediate deployment of AIG Sanusi Nma Lemu to Zone 12, Bauchi (covering Bauchi, Borno and Yobe states) and AIG Gwandu Abubakar to Zone 3, Yola (covering Adamawa, Gombe and Taraba states).

A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, on Tuesday said this in line with the IGP’s astute determination and drive to reposition the Force for optimal service delivery.

According to the statement, new Police commissioners were deployed to Delta, Imo and Kaduna states.

“Meanwhile, the IGP has called on the affected officers to improve on the successes recorded by their predecessors and to work with relevant stakeholders in adopting intelligence-led and community-driven crime prevention strategies in their new assignments.

“He also enjoins the public to render support and cooperation to the incoming Police helmsmen to enable them effectively deliver on their core mandate,” the statement reads.

Ekpeji was one of the 33 Deputy Commissioners of Police promoted by the Police Service Commission to the substantive rank of Commissioners of Police early in the year.

The promotion was one of the decisions of the 4th plenary meeting of the Commission held in Abuja on January 28 and 29, 2019, and presided over by its Chairman, Alhaji Musiliu Smith, a retired Inspector-General of Police.

Ekpeji, before his recent appointment, was in charge of welfare at the Force headquarters.

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