Anambra gets new CP
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Anambra gets new CP

A new Commissioner of Police has been posted to Anambra State in the person of CP Obono Nnaghe Itam.

Police spokesman, Tochukwu Ikenga in a statement on Monday said Itam was posted by the Inspector General of Police IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun following statutory retirement of CP Aderemi Adeoye on 1/5/2024 for attaining 35 years of service to the nation. 

He said Itam, the 34th Commissioner of Police of the Command was born on 16th June 1967 in Yakkur LGA of Cross River State. 

“He joined the Nigeria Police Force in 18th May 1992 as a cadet Assistant Superintendent at the Nigeria Police Academy Annex Kaduna.  CP Obono Nnaghe Itam holds a BSc in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Calabar and a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Port Harcourt.

“Throughout his career, CP Obono Nnaghe Itam Psc has served in various states across the Federation. Some notable positions he held include patrol and guard officer at Elimgbu Police Division in Rivers State, DPO Akamkpa Police Division, Cross River State, Divisional Police Officer Export Processing Zones Authority, Calabar and Directing Staff and Instructor, Police Detective College, Agbani Road, Enugu. 

“He was also once the Commanding Officer 25 Police Mobile Force Squadron, Head of the Counter-Terrorism and General Investigations, EFCC Lagos, Coordinator of Courses, EFCC Academy, Karu, Abuja, Zonal Director/Head of Operations, EFCC Port Harcourt and Director of Internal Affairs, EFCC Headquarters, Abuja. 

“As a Deputy Commissioner of Police, he was once the coordinator of Police service delivery, SERVICOM, Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Investigations Zone 11, covering Oyo and Osun State and Deputy Commissioner of Police Operations responsible for review and internal Security governance in cross river and Akwa Ibom State. Before his posting as the Commissioner of Police Anambra, he was Commissioner of Police in charge of General Investigation Force Criminal Investigation Annex, Kaduna. 

“Furthermore, CP Obono Nnaghe Itam has received specialized training, including the Advanced Detective Course, Police College Jos, Squadron Commanders Course Police Moblie Force Gwoza, Ila Osun State, Tactical Leadership and Command Course Police College, Jos, Canadian Police College Senior and Lead Auditor Course, Servicom Nigeria in Kenya. 

*The CP is also a recipient of so many awards and honors including the best-graduating Student in the Edanada Secondary  School class of 1983, best graduating Student University of Calabar Department of Sociology and Anthropology class of 1990, and the United Nations Medal of Service, 2002/2003. He is also an ordained Reverend of Foundation Faith Church, Salem Family worldwide. 

“The new Commissioner of Police seeks the support and cooperation of the general public in combatting crime within the state. He is committed to implementing proactive policing strategies and community policing to ensure a safer Anambra State. 

“CP Obono Nnaghe Itam’s hobbies include Conference presentations, Farming, Community Services, Leadership Coach, writing, and traveling. He is happily married with children.”

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