Police command in Ogun gets new commissioner of police

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The Inspector General of police (IGP), Alikali Baba Usman, has posted CP Lanre Sikiru Bankole as the helmsman of Ogun State command, following the retirement from service of the former Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun.

The new posting was contained in a press statement issued by the command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, and made available to Nigerian NewsDirect, on Thursday.

The new CP,  an indigene of Lagos, is a graduate of English language from University of Lagos.

He joined the Nigeria Police Force as a cadet assistant superintendent of police in March 1990, and has worked in various capacities in different parts of the country such as Akwa Ibom police command, Ebonyi state police Command, Port Authority Police Command as well as Ogun State Police Command.

The new CP is a familiar face in Ogun state, as he has at different times worked as divisional police officer in Abigi, Sango, Agbara and Owode Egba respectively.

CP Bankole has also served as Area Commander Sagamu Ogun State, as well as zonal sports officer. He was one time the assistant commissioner of police in charge of port CID at Port Authority police Command..

When he was promoted to the rank of Deputy commissioner of police, he was posted to Interpol section of FCIID Abuja as DC Admin and investigation from 2017 to 2020.

He got promoted to the rank of commissioner of police in June 2021 and was posted as CP Interpol Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Alagbon Lagos, where he served until his current appointment as the new commissioner of police Ogun State Command.