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Ten days to elections, PSC redeploys 36 police commissioners across the country
WITH less than ten days to the 2019 general elections in Nigeria, the Police Service Commissions (PSC) has on Wednesday approved the deployment of new commissioners of police across all the states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Chairman of the Commission, Musiliu Smith, charged the CPs to settle down quickly at their new commands and to ensure a peaceful, free, fair and transparent elections.
The list of the police commissioners and their new commands include:
Buba Sanusi, Katsina State; Mohammed Wakili, Kano State; Rabiu Ladodo, Jigawa; Ahmed Iliyasu, Ogun; Mu’azu Zubairu, Lagos State; Ibrahim Sabo, Niger; Alkassam Sanusi, Taraba; Garba Mukaddas, Adamawa and Omololu Bishi, Benue. Olushola David, Bayelsa; Adeleke Yinka, Delta; Austin Agbonlahor, Cross River; Bashir Makama, Akwa Ibom; Awosola Awotunde, Ebonyi; Belel Usman, Rivers; Bello Makwashi, Gombe State and Abdulrahman Ahmed, Kaduna State.
Others include: Bala Ciroma, Federal Capital Territory (FCT); Egbetokun Kayode, Kwara; Hakeem Busari, Kogi; Asuquo Amba, Ekiti; Galadanchi Dasuki, Imo; Suleiman Balarabe, Enugu State;, Dandaura Mustapha, Anambra; Etim Ene Okon, Abia and Ibrahim Kaoje, Sokoto state.
Also, Celestine Okoye was posted to Zamfara; Garba Danjuma, Kebbi;, Abiodun Ige, Osun;, Undie Adie, Ondo State; Olukolu Shina, Oyo State; Ali Janga, Bauchi State; Damian Chukwu, Borno; Sumonu Abdulmalik, Yobe; Bola Longe, Nassarawa State; Isaac Akinmoyede, Plateau and Odumosu Hakeem, Edo.
Egbetokun, who is the new Commissioner of Police in Kwara State had served as former Chief Security Officer of the former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu. He was on January 14 posted to Lagos State to take over from Edgal Imohimi as the CP, but the deployment was cancelled by the new Inspector-General of Police, Abubakar Adamu.
In fact, the press conference was ongoing at the headquarters of the Lagos State Police Command where Imohimi was supposed to hand over to Egbetokun, but a directive came from the Police National Headquarters in Abuja, directing that the handover and takeover ceremony be called off.
Spokesman of the PSC said the redeployment has been conveyed to the acting IGP for implementation.