- Samson Omale
BREAKING: IGP Redeploys Plateau Commissioner of Police
Plateau State has a new commissioner of Police.
He is CP Bartholomew Nnamdi Onyeka.
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc ordered the immediate posting of CP Bartholomew Nnamdi Onyeka to Plateau State Command
The posting follows the redeployment of CP Edward Egbuka to the Force Headquarters for other national engagements.
The redeployment of CP Edward Egbuka may not be unconnected with the impeachment of the Speaker of the Plateau state house of Assembly, Rt.Hon Abok Ayuba.
It would be recalled that the Commissioner was the one who led the embattled speaker and 10 other lawmakers out of the chambers of the assembly complex paving way for the lawmakers loyal to the newly elected speaker, Yakubu Sanda to gain access into the assembly after almost seven hour standoff.
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.
The IGP, 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.
His posting is with immediate effect.