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New IGP removes Moshood, reinstate Mba as police PRO
NEWLY-APPOINTED Inspector General of Police, Abubakar Adamu has removed Jimoh Moshood as the Force Public Relations Officer, appointing Frank Mba, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, as his replacement.
Mba, who until Wednesday was working with the Police Special Fraud Unit in Lagos, had served as the FPRO between 2012 and 2014 when Mohammed Abubakar was the IGP.
“Frank Mba, an Assistant Commissioner of Police and a Lawyer, is an alumnus of the University of Lagos where he studied Law. He also has a Master’s Degree in Law from the University of Dundee, Scotland- United Kingdom,” a statement issued by the police headquarters on Wednesday read.
“A product of the Nigeria Police Academy, Kano where he had his initial police training, Frank is a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy, Quantico- USA. He also holds a Certificate in National and International Security from the Harvard University, USA.
The new police spokesperson was also described as “a passionate and versatile police officer who has worked in multiple police units and departments across the country, (and) has attended some of the finest Law Enforcement training, both within and outside Nigeria.
“The new Inspector General of Police has therefore charged him to bring his wealth of experience to bear in revamping the image of the Force, improving the relationship between the citizens and the police, bridging existing communication gap between the police and its stakeholders, and assisting the IGP in realizing his Mission and Vision for the Force and the nation,” the statement further read.
Recall that shortly after Adamu was decorated as the new IGP by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, he ordered the reversal of the appointment of Kayode Egbetokun as the new commissioner of police in Lagos State.
Egbetokun, who is reported to be a former Chief Security Officer to the ex-Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu, had been appointed by Ibrahim Idris, the immediate outgone IGP, to replace Imohimi Edgal in the state, but it was at the press conference where the handover and take-over ceremony was to be performed, that directives came from the police headquarters in Abuja, saying that the ceremony should stay.
The development meant that Imohimi remains the Lagos State Commissioner of Police.