June 14, 2024

The Daily Vendor

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I’m glad I’m retiring alive, despite gunfire with Boko Haram, IPOB, others – Anambra CP declares

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Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, CP Aderemi Adeoye on Saturday expressed gratitude to God for keeping him alive amidst encounters with several militant groups, including Niger Delta, Boko Haram and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)

Speaking at his ceremonial pull out parade from the Nigeria Police Force, to signify his retirement held at the Dr Alex Ekwueme Square in Awka, the commissioner appreciated the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) for the opportunity to serve.

He said he had, during the period of his service, equipped himself through trainings, both in Nigeria and abroad, including financial education, adding that he would be retiring into full time business to complete with people like Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote.

He said, “I have been through militancy in Niger Delta, Boko Haram in North East, fought IPOB militancy in the South East, and I’m glad that I’m alive today, despite gunfire and bombs we have encountered, I do not have any scare on me.

“I thank NPF for the opportunity to serve and Nigeria for investing in me through trainings at home and abroad. I have been privileged to be trained in Ghana, England, Israel, California and more.

“Throughout the period of service, I’ve equipped myself through trainings, both in Nigeria and abroad, including financial education that led to the founding of an investment club, Alpha Trust Investment Club (ATIC) in 2018.

“The club currently has investments worth over N20 billion. As I retire, I’m going into business full time, and I’m set to give Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote a run for his money.

“In 2028, I founded an investment club, Alpha Trust Investment Club (ATIC) Limited. We started it with a modest sum of N54million, but today we have investments worth over N20 billion. 

“That will be my full time business from Wednesday May 1. We have been investing and now we want to go into full time business and we will in the next 10 years give Dangote a run for his money.

“I have served abroad in the United Nations, and this career gave me opportunities for self development, and these have prepared me for retirement. It’s been a unique privilege serving Anambra.

“I’m proud of my men at Anambra State Police command. You are gallant, heroic and never giving up. We didn’t achieve anything through individual efforts but with other sister agencies.

Earlier, Anambra State governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo who spoke through his deputy, Onyekachi Ibezim hailed the CP for his efforts in assisting him fight insecurity in the state.

He said: “There’s a time to start and a time to begin and a time to end everything. We knew today would come. The CP came to Anambra and has played his role meritoriously. He came when Soludo was tackling insecurity and people were in the bush fighting lawful citizens.

“Adeoye came in at the same time with his own style and dedication, sincerity of purpose and doggedness and within a short space, Anambra is now calm.

It is not over until it is over and the fight is still sustained.

“If it were in our hands, we will say let this good man continue. because we are happy with his works. A street has been named after him and many awards too. I’m happy to proclaim that ou’re now a citizen of Anambra. We wish you well in your future endeavors.”

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