IG of Police appoints new DIG to head FCID, after the death of DIG Egbunike

After the death of DIG Egbunike, IG of Police appoints a new DIG to head FCID

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the DIG Johnson Babatunde Kokumo to head the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID) with immediate effect.

The posting, which is with immediate effect, follows the death of DIG Joseph Egbunike who was in charge of the department until his demise a few weeks ago.

This was contained in a statement by the Ag. Force Headquarters Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Thursday.

The statement says: “DIG Johnson Babatunde Kokumo, was appointed to the Nigeria Police Force as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police in 1988.

“He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Maiduguri, Borno State, and a Master’s Degree in Sociology with a specialty in Criminology from the University of Lagos.

“He has attended several specialized and strategic courses within and outside Nigeria including the Forensic Science and Application of Forensic and DNA Skills Course at the University of Benin.

“He was equally a member of Senior Executive Course 41, 2019, National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos, Plateau State.

“He has equally served in various operational, investigative and administrative capacities within the Force, some of which include Commanding Officer, 16 Police Mobile Force, Abeokuta; Deputy Commissioner of Police, General Investigations, FCID; Commissioner of Police in both Edo and Osun State Commands, and Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Federal Operations, and the Zone 2 Command, Lagos.

“Until his recent posting, he was the DIG in charge of the Department of Research and Planning, Force Headquarters, Abuja,” the statement added.

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