Ebonyi gets new Commissioner of Police

Mr. Philip Maku, the newly posted Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi State, has assumed duty in Abakiliki.

DAILY POST recalls that the Inspector General of Police (I-G), Mohammed Adamu, had ordered the posting of 11 Commissioners of Police (CPs) to states and police formations.

However, the states Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Loveth Odah, in a statement released to newsmen in Abakiliki on Tuesday said the new commissioner hails from Nasarawa-Eggon Local Government Area (LGA) of Nasarawa State.

“He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration and was enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force as a course one Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (Cadet-ASP) in 1988.

“He was trained for 18 months and was posted to the police command in Plateau where he later became the PPRO.

“He has served in various capacities in the force and attended several professional courses in law enforcement, crime prevention, control, and management within and outside the country,” she said.

According to her, the new CP was the former Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP)-Cooperative Society Lagos, DCP-Federal Operations (Fed-DOPS) Abuja, DCP-Zonal Criminal Investigation Department, Bauchi among other positions.

“He has successfully coordinated and supervised tactical and intelligence response team operations which led to the arrest of high profile criminals and recovery of a large cache of arms and ammunition,” she added.

NAN reports that Maku took over from Mr. Awosola Awotinde who retired from the service on May 14 after attaining the age of 60.

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