Anambra State has gotten a new Commissioner of Police in the person of Aderemi Olufemi Adeoye.
Adeoye was appointed following the approval of Police Service Commission (PSC).
In a statement issued to newsmen on Friday by the Head of Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, the Commission also approved the appointments of seven other Commissioners of Police for different states across the country.
The commission while describing the appointments as fair, commended the Acting Inspector-General of Police for being gender sensitive.
It advised the acting IGP to consider the disadvantaged geo-political zones while forwarding subsequent proposals for Commission’s ratification.
The statement reads: “The Police Service Commission has approved the appointment and deployment of eight Commissioners of Police to State Commands in the Country.
The Commission also commended the acting Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun for adhering to its latest policy on gender sensitivity in his recommendation.
“The Commission however expects that the Inspector-General, in his subsequent proposals, will include more officers of North-east and South-east geopolitical zones that are yet to record the benchmark of 15 percent as decided at its last Plenary Meeting .
“The newly appointed State Commissioners of Police are: Godwin Aghaulor, now CP, Bornu State Command; Adelesi E. Oluwarotimi, CP kwara State Command; Adebola Ayinde Hamzat, CP Oyo State Command; Augustina Ogbodo, CP Ebonyi State Command;and Samuel Titus Musa, CP Kebbi State Command.
“Others are Aderemi Olufemi Adeoye, CP Anambra State Command; Stephen Olarewaju, CP Imo State Command and Alamatu Abiodun Mustapha, CP Ogun State Command.
“Commission’s Chairman, Dr. Solomon Arase, CFR, a retired Inspector General of Police said the postings as recommended by the acting Inspector General of Police was on the average, fair and Commended the IGP for the inclusion of women.
“Dr. Arase advised that the acting IGP should consider the disadvantaged geo-political zones while forwarding subsequent proposals for Commission’s ratification.”
Following the appointment, CP Adeoye would be replacing the immediate-past Commissioner of Police in Anambra, CP Echeng Echeng, who was recently promoted to the rank of Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG).