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IGP appoints DIG to represent southeast, names Ekiti Commissioner

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The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba has announced an acting Deputy Inspector General for the Department of Research and Planning, Force Headquarters.

He is Assistant Inspector General John Ogbonaya Amadi, who now represents the southeast geo-political zone in the top hierarchy of the Police.

Until his death last month, DIG Joseph Egbunike, the Head of the Federal Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCIID), was the topmost police officer of the southeast extraction in the Police structure.

Egbunike was the head of the Special Investigation Panel looking into the alleged money laundering case involving the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari. The FCIID is widely seen as the most powerful and preoccupied police department.

In the statement announcing Amadi’s appointment, the acting Force Public Relations Officer, Chief Suprentendent of Police Olumuyiwa Adejobi said that the IGP equally approved the posting of Moronkeji Olusegun Adesina as Commissioner of Police in charge of Ekiti State Police Command.

The statement, described Amadi, who hails from Ebonyi State, as a ‘versatile police officer’. It further said that the new acting DG has a Bachelor’s degree in Education (Biology) and a Master’s Degree in Education both from the University of Lagos.

‘He attended several professional courses both in Nigeria, and abroad. Some of these include the Advance Detective Course, Police Staff College, Jos, and the National Security Course, Police Academy, Cairo, Egypt.

‘Acting DIG Amadi, who is a member of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), has held many command positions, including as Commissioner of Police at the Railway Police Command, Western Ports Authority, Lagos, and Airport Command, Lagos; and Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Maritime, Lagos. Until his recent posting, he was a Directing Staff at the NIPSS, Kuru, Jos’, Adejobi’s statement further read.

‘Adesina holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy from the Ogun State University (now Olabisi Onabanjo University), and a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Calabar, Cross River State. He is a bona-fide member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Virginia, USA. Prior to his posting as CP Ekiti, he was the CP General Investigations, Force Criminal Investigations Department, Abuja,’ Adejobi stated, adding that ‘the Inspector-General of Police has charged the senior officers to put their best foot forward in ensuring top notch delivery of policing services to members of the public’.

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