The Inspector General of Police, Alikali Baba Usman, has deployed Lanre Sikiru Bankole as the new Commissioner of Police, Ogun State Command.
Bankole takes over from Edward Awolowo Ajogun, who retired from the service.
A statement from the command on Thursday, said Bankole, a graduate of English language from the prestigious University of Lagos hailed from Lagos Island Local Government Area of Lagos State.
He joined the Nigeria police as a cadet assistant superintendent of police in March 1990, and has 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.
The statement said that he has at different times worked as Divisional Police Officer, DPO, in Abigi, Sango, Agbara and Owode Egba respectively.
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Bankole who got promoted to the rank of Commissioner of Police in June 2021, 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 center Ghana,” the statement added.