Inspector General of Police, IGP Solomon E. Arase has appointed Acting ACP Olabisi Alofe Kolawole as the new Force Public Relations Officer. Similarly, Arase has also named ACP Idowu Owohunwa as his new Principal Staff Officer (PSO).
Kolawole, by this appointment becomes the first female police officer to be appointed as National Police Spokesperson.
Arase said in a statement, Friday, signed by CSP Abayomi Shogunle, the Deputy Force Public Relations Office, Force Headquarters, Abuja, that the appointment is ‘geared towards harnessing the enormous potentials among Nigerian female Police officers.’
Ag. ACP Kolawole who holds a first degree in law, from Ogun State University and a Masters degree in Police Leadership and management from University of Leicester, United Kingdom replaces CP Emmanuel Ojukwu who is now the Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Command. The new FPRO has served in various capacities both at national and international level. She was the Force Gender Adviser before her recent posting.
Similarly, the IGP has appointed Acting ACP Idowu Owohunwa as Principal Staff Officer (PSO) to Inspector General of Police.
The new PSO, Acting ACP Idowu Owohunwa, who holds a Bachelors degree in International Studies from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria as well as Masters degree in Criminal Justice and Policing from University of Leeds United Kingdom has served the Nigeria Police in diverse capacities, such as Staff Officer to the 2006 Alhaji Dan Madami-Chaired Presidential Committee on Nigeria Police Reforms, Divisional Crime officer National Assembly Complex Police Division Abuja. Owohunwa was pioneer head of the Intelligence Analysis Unit of the Force Intelligence Bureau.
Ag. ACP Owohunwa takes over from CP Austin Iwar who is now the Commissioner of Police, Gombe State Command.
Before the appointment as PSO Acting ACP Owohunwa was the Personal Assistant (PA) to the current IGP.