by Our Correspondent
A new Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) has assumed duty as the head of Zone 16 headquarters of the Nigeria Police, Yenagoa.
The new AIG, Paul Ojeka Odama ,psc(+) replaced AIG Idrisu Dabban Dauda who has retired from service.
A statement issued by the Zonal Police Public Relations Officer, (ZPPRO) CSP Ikwo Kevin Lafieghe, read, “This is to bring to the notice of the public that sequel to the retirement of AIG Idrisu Dabban Dauda, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Olukayode Adeolu Egbetokun, Ph.D, NPM, has appointed AIG Paul Ojeka Odama, psc(+) to take over the mantle of leadership of the zone.
“The new AIG who hails from Yala Local Government Area of Cross River State, was commissioned into the Nigeria Police Force as a Cadet ASP, Course 16, 1990. He holds a Bachelor of science Degree in Sociology, and a Masters Degree in Criminology from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and another Masters Degree in Business Administration from the Prestigious University of Calabar. He is also a Chartered Accountant.”
The statement also noted that the AIG has served in various Departments of the Nigeria Police Force and globally and has partaken in foreign mission to Pristina, Kosovo (UNMIK) and UN mission to Monrovia, Liberia (UNMIL) and East Timor, Indonesia (UNMIT)
“He has served as Commissioner of Police, Kwara State Command and CP Maritime, Lagos. Until his recent posting to Zone 16 headquarters, he was the AIG Zone 11, Osogbo,” it added.
The Zonal headquarters solicited the co-operation and support of the members of the public, especially, the people of Bayelsa and Rivers States to enable the AIG bring his vast wealth of experience to bear.