JUST IN; New Commissioner of Police [CP] in charge of Oyo State Command assumes duty

JUST IN; New Commissioner of Police [CP] in charge of Oyo State Command assumes duty

Mr Adebola Hamzat has assumed duty as the 45th Commissioner of Police in Oyo State.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Adewale Osifeso, made this known in a statement issued and made available to newsmen on Friday in Ibadan.

Hamzat took over from Adebowale Williams, who has been elevated to an Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) and deployed to head Zone 7, comprising the FCT and Niger State Police Commands.

Osifeso said that Hamzat hails from Ifelodun LGA, Kwara State, and enlisted in the Nigeria Police Force on May 18, 1992 as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police.

He described Hamzat as a thoroughbred professional, who has been in the force for more than three decades of exceptional resourceful policing experience.

Osifeso said the new Commissioner of Police, since enlistment into the force, had held and served at different command and staff positions.

He listed the commands and positions to include Officer in Charge, Criminal Intelligence Bureau (CIB), and Divisional Crime Officer, Funtua Police Divisional Headquarters, Katsina State.

According to him, Hamzat is a renowned investigator and intelligence aficionado.

He said that his operational experience and core intelligence competences earned him duty tours based on strong commendations at the United Nations Missions in Kosovo (UNMIK) and United Nations Missions in Timor Leste (East Timor). (NAN)

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