Foluso Adebanjo Criminologist emerges new Rivers Police Commissioner

He had served in various capacities in the force, including Commissioner of Police, Explosive Ordinance Disposal (Anti-Bomb), Force Headquarters, Abuja and Edo Command

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Mr Foluso Adebanjo had assumed duty as the new Commissioner of Police (CP) in Rivers on Tuesday.

The information is contained in a statement issued by SP Ahmad Muhammad, the Public Relations Officer of the police command in the state.

Muhammad stated that Adebanjo succeeded Mr Musa Kimo who had been deployed to Force Headquarters, Abuja.

He added that the new commissioner joined the Nigeria Police in 1984 as Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police and rose through the ranks to his present rank to be Commissioner of Police in 2012.

He said that the new CP holds a Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Criminology/Criminal Justice Administration and Management from the University of Central Oklahoma, United States of America.

Adebanjo is an alumnus of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos.

He had served in various capacities in the force, including Commissioner of Police, Explosive Ordinance Disposal (Anti-Bomb), Force Headquarters, Abuja and Edo Command.

The police spokesman then quoted Adebanjo as saying ``I urge the good people of Rivers to remain confident and trust in my ability to dutifully discharge the police constitutional mandate of ensuring public peace and security.''

The commissioner then called for cooperation, support and understanding from Rivers people to enable him to put in place ``sustained security architecture that will bring the crime level in the state to the barest minimum.''

Until his present posting, Adebanjo was with the Force Headquarters, Abuja.

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