· As IGP calls for maximum cooperation with new top cop
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba has ordered the posting of CP Ben Nebolisa Okolo to Bayelsa State as the new Commissioner of Police (CP) in-charge of the State. CP Ben Okolo takes over from CP Echeng E. Echeng earlier redeployed to the Anambra State Police Command.
A statement by CP Frank Mba, Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, which announced the posting, said that CP Ben Okolo, a fellow of the National Defence College, hails from Onitsha in Anambra State and holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Political Science from the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN).
“A Cop with vast experiences in policing and community safety, CP Okolo has held key positions within the Force cutting across administration, criminal investigations, operations, amongst others. He previously served as Deputy Commissioner of Police, Force Intelligence Bureau, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Special Fraud Unit and the Head of IGP Monitoring Unit, amongst other positions. He has also attended several leadership and professional courses within and outside Nigeria including the Tactical Command Course at the Police Staff College, Jos, Strategic and Management Training Course at the INTERPOL Headquarters, France,” the statement stressed.
“The IGP has charged the new CP to bring his wealth of experience to bear in advancing the gains in crime prevention and public safety in Bayelsa State. The IGP equally enjoined Bayelsans to accord the new Commissioner of Police maximum cooperation to enable him succeed in his assignment,” Mba said, noting that CP Okolo’s posting is with immediate effect.