Ogun gets new police commissioner

The Inspector General of Police, Alikali Baba Usman, has approved the posting of a new police commissioner to Ogun State.

The new police chief is Lanre Sikiru Bankole, an indigene of Lagos and a graduate of English Language from the prestigious University of Lagos.

This followed retirement from service of his predecessor, Edward Awolowo Ajogun

In a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the new commissioner joined the Nigeria Police as a cadet assistant superintendent of police in March 1990.

Oyeyemi aded that Bankole had worked in various capacity in different parts of the country such as Akwa Ibom Police Command, Ebonyi State Police Command, Port Authority Police Command as well as Ogun State Police Command.

According to him, the new CP is a familiar face in Ogun State, as he has at different times worked as divisional police officer in Abigi, Sango, Agbara and Owode Egba respectively.

Bankole has also served as Area Commander Shagamu Ogun State, as well as zonal sports officer and was one time the assistant commissioner of police in charge of port CID at Port Authority Police Command.

When he was promoted to the rank of Deputy commissioner of police, he was posted to Interpol section of FCIID Abuja as DC Admin and investigation from 2017 to 2020.

He got promoted to the rank of commissioner of police in June 2021 and was posted as CP Interpol Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Alagbon Lagos, where he served until his current appointment as the new commissioner of Police Ogun State Command.

The new CP has attended various professional courses within and outside Nigeria, notable among them are; junior command course, intermidiate command course, strategic leadership and command course at Police Staff College, Jos, Plateau State.

He also attended Financial crime course at Administrative Staff College (ASCON) Badagry as well as United Nations Logistics Officer’s Course at Koffi Annan Peace Keeping& Training Centre, Ghana.

Aside being a holder of Bachelor of Art Degree in English and literature from University of Lagos, he also has LLB in law from Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago Iwoye and BL from Nigeria Law school Lagos.

He is happily married and the marriage is blessed with wonderful children.

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