Ahead of February general elections, Joseph Mbu, a controversial policeman who is Assistant Inspector General, AIG of Police in charge of zone 7, Abuja has been redeployed to Zone 2 command in Lagos.
Thirteen other AIGs have been redeployed to various police formations and commands across the country.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by Emmanuel Ojukwu, the Force Public Relations Officer, on Tuesday.
Ojukwu said the redeployment was as a result of the promotion of some senior officers and the need to fill vacancies created by the retirement of some others.
Patrick Dokumor, previously in NIPSS Jos was posted to Zone 7, Abuja to replace Mbu. Those also affected by the most recent redeployment are: Ikemefuna Okoye, Ogun State to Zone 11, Osogbo; Jubrin Adeniji, Maritime FHQ to 2i/C FCID, FHQ; Kalafite Adeyemi, from Commandant, Police Staff College, Jos to Maritime FHQ and Aderenle Shinaba, Zone 4, Makurdi.
Others include, Ballah Nasarawa, from AIG Intelligence to PSC, Jos; Johnson Ogunsakin, from Training & development to Zone 6, Calabar and Olufemi Adenaike, of former NIPPSS,Jos to AIG Training, FHQ, while Lawal Tanko, of Federal operations was redeployed to Police Mobile Force, FHQ, Abuja.
In the same vein, Umaru Manko, was moved from Zone 2, Lagos to NIPSS Kuru, Jos. Also, Irimiya Yerima previously in NIPSS and Mark Idakwo from Zone 6 Calabar, have been redeployed to AIG Communication, FHQ, Abuja and Federal Operations, Abuja, respectively.
Meanwhile, Tambari Muhammed, AIG in charge of Zone 1, Kano; Adisa Bolanta, Police Academy; Yahaya Ardo, CTU,Abuja; Edgar Nanakumo, Force Animal Branch; Sabo Ibrahim, Border patrol; Wilfred Obute, Armament FHQ; Ibrahim Maishanu, Force Info-tech and Buhari Tanko, Special Duty were not affected by the posting.
While stating that the redeployments are with immediate effect, Ojukwu announced that Mohammed Abubakar, Zone 3, Yola; Christopher Dega, Zone 8,Lokoja; Musa Daura, Zone 5, Benin; Usman Gwarry, Zone 9, Umuahia; Bala Hassan, Zone 10,Sokoto; Mohammed Gana, Zone 12, Bauchi and Sule Mamman, AIG Force Secretary, Abuja would all remain in their respective formations.
The statement quoted Abba Sulaiman, Inspector General of Police as charging the Officers to “bring their experience to bear on their new postings and be more service-oriented in the discharge of their constitutional responsibilities.”
The statement added that, “the IG urged the public to partner closely with the force in its determination to ensure improved safety and security of our country.”
In a similar development, the force announced the promotion of Adenike Fehintola Abuwa, Commissioner of Police, CP to the rank of Assistant Inspector-General of Police by the Police Service Commission.Follow Us on Social Media