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BREAKING: IGP Redeploys Plateau Commissioner of Police

Written by on November 3, 2021

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc has ordered the immediate posting of CP Bartholomew Nnamdi Onyeka to Plateau State Command as the new Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of the State.

New Plateau Police Commissioner, Bartholomew Nnamdi Onyeka
New Plateau Police Commissioner, Bartholomew Nnamdi Onyeka
The posting follows the redeployment of CP Edward Ebuka to the Force Headquarters for other national engagements.

It is speculated that the posting of the new Police commissioner to Plateau State is connected to the recent leadership tussle of the Plateau State of Assembly which took a surprising turn on Monday 1st November, when the then Commissioner of Police, Edward Ebuka was seen escorting the impeached Speaker, Nuhu Abok Ayuba and 11 other members out of the house.

The IGP announced that the posting of the new Plateau State Police Commissioner should be with immediate effect.

IGP Usman Alkali Baba, while assuring the people of Plateau State of the unrelenting commitment of the Police leadership to containing prevailing and emerging crimes in the State, charged the new Commissioner of Police to deploy his community building experience in ensuring improved public safety and security of lives and property of the citizenry in the State. He enjoined the people of Plateau State to continuously work with the Police for effective policing of their communities.

He charged Plateau citizens to work with the police for effective policing.

The new Commissioner of Police, CP Onyeka, hails from Nkume, in Njaba Local Government Area of Imo State. He holds a B.A (Hons) in Public Administration and a Masters Degree in Defence Studies from Punjab University, India. He has attended several tactical and leadership courses within and outside Nigeria including Strategic Leadership and Command Course (SLCC), Police Staff College, Jos; Financial Malpractices Investigation Course; and Armed Conflict Management Course, Command Staff College, Jaji, Kaduna State. He has served in various operational, investigative, and administrative capacities in Bauchi, Imo, Abia, Zamfara State Commands and Zone 1 Headquarters, Kano.

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