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Shake up in Police as PSC appoints new commissioners for states

From Molly Kilete, Abuja

The Police Service Commission has approved the appointment and posting of Police Commissioners for ten State Commands of the federation.

This is coming on the heels of the promotion of 14 Deputy Commissioners of Police to the Substantive rank of Commissioners.

PSC Head, Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, in a statement listed the newly appointed state commissioners of police to include: Peter Ukachi Opara, Osun State, Olughemiga Emmanuel Adesina posted to Benue State; Akinwale  Kunle Adeniran, Ekiti state Command, and Mohammed Umar Abba,  Adamawa state Command.

Others are :CP Beneth Igwe, Federal Capital Territory Command, Abaniwonda Surajudeen Olufemi,  Delta State Command; Ademola Waheed Ayilara, Akwa Ibom State Command; David Iloyanomon,  Taraba State Command; Abayomi  Oladipo Peter, Ondo State Command and Hassan Abdu Yabnet, Plateau State Command.

PSC Chairman, Dr. Solomon Arase,  retired Inspector General of Police charged the new Command CPs to rebuild public trust through robust partnership with the public, just as he warned that the Commission would not accept any excuse for failure  to give effective  and efficient leadership.

Arase, assured that the Commission would continue to encourage them, but warned that the security of lives and properties in their areas of jurisdiction should not be taken for granted.

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