As part of its continuing efforts to find lasting solution to the roiling security situation facing the nation, the Police High Command, Monday, deployed a new Commissioner of Police to Bayelsa State.
By this development, Commissioner of Police (CP) Ben Nebolisa Okolo takes charge in Bayelsa State, while CP Ben Okolo takes over from CP Echeng E. Echeng who was earlier redeployed to the Anambra State Police Command.
Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Frank Mba, himself a Commissioner of Police, announced the appointments in Abuja, saying that the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Usman Alkali Baba, ordered the postings in order to boost ongoing efforts to restore order in the states
CP Ben Okolo, a fellow of the National Defence College, hails from Onitsha in Anambra State. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Political Science from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
A no-nonsense cop with vast experiences in policing and community safety, Okolo has held key positions within the Force cutting across administration, criminal investigations, operations, amongst others.
He had previously served as Deputy Commissioner of Police, Force Intelligence Bureau, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Special Fraud Unit, and the Head of IGP Monitoring Unit, amongst other positions. He has also attended several leadership and professional courses within and outside Nigeria, including the Tactical Command Course at the Police Staff College, Jos; Strategic and Management Training Course at the INTERPOL Headquarters, France.
Meanwhile, Mba said the IGP has charged the new CP to” bring his wealth of experience to bear in advancing the gains in crime prevention and public safety in Bayelsa State. The IGP equally enjoined Bayelsans to accord the new Commissioner of Police maximum cooperation to enable him succeed in his assignment.”
His posting is with immediate effect.