Outgoing Lagos State Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu, on Monday, officially handed over to the new CP deployed in the state, Abiodun Alabi.
Alabi took over as the 37th Commissioner of Police in the state following the elevation Odumosu to the rank of Assistant Inspector-General of Police and subsequent redeployment to the Force Headquarters, Abuja as AIG Federal Operations.
This was contained in a statement signed by the command spokesman, Adekunle Ajisebutu, titled, ‘Abiodun Alabi Assumes Office As Lagos Cp, Promises Effective Policing’.
The statement read in part, “Appointed as a cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police on 3rd March, 1990, CP Alabi has vast experience in policing spanning over three decades. Since his enlistment he has served in various capacities such as Operations Officer, Divisional Crime Officer, Unit Commander Mopol 19 Squadron, Port Harcourt, second-in-command to Squadron Commander, Mopol 22 Ikeja; Squadron Commander, Mopol 43 (Diplomatic Protection Squadron), Lagos; Divisional Police Officer Lion Building and Divisional Police Officer Ikeja.
“Other appointments he has held include but not limited to the following: Assistant Commissioner of Police, Administration, Police Mobile Force, Force Headquarters, Abuja; Deputy Commissioner of Police Administration, Taraba State Command; Deputy Commissioner of Police Administration, Bayelsa State Command; Deputy Commissioner of Police, operations, Ekiti State; Commissioner of Police in charge of the Central Criminal Registry, Force Criminal Investigation Department Annex, Alagbon; and Commissioner of Police, Bauchi State. Until his recent posting as Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Abiodun Alabi was Commissioner of Police in charge of Administration, Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Abuja.
“The new Commissioner of Police has carved a niche for himself as a highly disciplined, courageous crime fighter, professional and thorough-bred police officer with a knack for intelligence, investigations, administration and operations. He is expected to bring his wealth of experience to bear on policing in Lagos State.
“The new Commissioner of Police promises Lagosians robust policing through intelligence gathering, inter-agency collaboration, public partnership and more importantly, respect for fundamental human rights of all citizens.”