New police commissioners named, deployed ahead of polls

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The Police Service Commission has announced the redeployment of commissioners of police nation-wide, ahead of the 2019 general elections.

The development led to the replacement of several police commissioners. Notably, Mu’azu Zubairu officially takes over from Imohimi Edgal as the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, while Kayode Egbetokun has been appointed the Commissioner of Police in Kwara State.

Egbetokun served as Chief Security Officer to APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, before he became the Commandant of Police Training College, Ikeja, Lagos.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Mr. Musiliu Smith, has directed the affected commissioners to proceed immediately to their new commands ahead of the polls.

Below is the full list of the redeployed police commissioners:

Buba Sanusi, Katsina
Mohammed Wakili, Kano
Rabiu Ladodo, Jigawa
Ahmed Iliyasu, Ogun
Mu’azu Zubairu, Lagos
Ibrahim Sabo, Niger
Alkassam Sanusi, Taraba
Garba Mukaddas, Adamawa
Omololu Bishi, Benue
Bola Longe, Nasarawa
Isaac Akinmoyede, Plateau
Odumosu Hakeem, Edo
Olushola David, Bayelsa
Adeleke Yinka, Delta
Austin Agbonlahor, Cross Rivers
Bashir Makama, Akwa Ibom
Awosola Awotunde, Ebonyi
Belel Usman, Rivers
Bello Makwashi, Gombe
Abdulrahman Ahmed, Kaduna
Bala Ciroma, FCT
Hakeem Busari, Kogi
Asuquo Amba, Ekiti
Galadanchi Dasuki, Imo
Suleiman Balarabe, Enugu
Dandaura Mustapha, Anambra
Etim Okon, Abia
Ibrahim Kaoje, Sokoto
Celestine Okoye, Zamfara
Garba Danjuma, Kebbi
Abiodun Ige, Osun
Undie Adie, Ondo
Olukolu Shina, Oyo
Ali Janga, Bauchi
Damian Chukwu, Borno
Sumonu Abdulmalik, Yobe

This year’s Presidential election is scheduled to hold on Saturday, February 16, 2019, alongside National Assembly polls.

The governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections are scheduled for Saturday, March 2, 2019.

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