Former Lagos RRS Boss Disu Olatunji Becomes Rivers Commissioner as IGP Announces Shake-up

Former Lagos RRS Boss Disu Olatunji Becomes Rivers Commissioner as IGP Announces Shake-up

  • IGP Olukayode Egbetokun has appointed Disu Olatunji Rilwan as the new Rivers state commissioner of police
  • Rilwan was among the 26 senior police officers posted and redeployed to be commissioners in the recent reshuffling of the force
  • The new Rivers police boss previously served as the commander of the RRS in Lagos before he was promoted to head the police IRT

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FCT, Abuja - Olukayode Egbetokun, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), has named Disu Olatunji Rilwan as the new police commissioner in Rivers state.

Ridwan was the former Rapid Response Squad (RRS) commander, a special team in the Lagos police command, before he was promoted to take over from the embattled Abba Kyari and head the police Intelligence Response Team (IRT).

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IGP Egbetokun makes major shakeup in the police force Photo Credit: Nigeria Police Force
Source: Twitter

In a recent shake-up, the IGP ordered the redeployment and posting of 40 senior police officers in various national formations and commands.

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They included 14 Assistant Inspectors General (AIG) of Police and 26 Commissioners of Police, The Punch reported.

Why do police promote senior officers?

Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the police spokesperson, disclosed the development in a statement on Thursday, November 8.

He said the move was part of ongoing drive to have a service-driven, professionally competent, and people-oriented police.

Adejobi added that the development was also to strengthen the rule of law-compliant of the force and reflect such in the new status of the senior officers who have been elevated to the next rank.

The senior police officers were promoted following the Police Service Commission (PSC)'s approval.

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List of the 14 officers posted and redeployed as AIG

  1. Zone 7 Abuja – AIG Ogundele Ayodeji
  2. Zone 11 Osogbo – AIG Patrick Edung
  3. Border Patrol FHQ – AIG Badru Lawal
  4. Zone 8 Lokoja – AIG Bartholomew Onyeka
  5. DOPS FHQ – AIG Suleiman Yusuf
  6. FCID Annex Alagbon Lagos – AIG Idowu Owohunwa
  7. Maritime Lagos – AIG Rhoda Olofu
  8. Zone 13 Ukpo Dunukofia Awka – AIG Godwin Aghaulor
  9. ONSA Abuja – AIG Effiom Ekot
  10. CTU FHQ Abuja – AIG Anene Innocent
  11. Zone 16 Yenagoa – AIG Odama Ojeka
  12. Zone 4 Makurdi – AIG Ebong Eyibio,
  13. Zone 17 Akure – AIG Adebowale Williams
  14. Investment FHQ Abuja- AIG Sahabo Yahaya.

List of newly 26 posted and redeployed police commissioners across the country

  1. Benue State-CP George Chuku
  2. Jigawa State-CP Ahmed Tijani
  3. Niger State-CP Dan Mamman Shawulu
  4. Gombe State-CP Usman Hayatu
  5. Imo State-CP Danjuma Aboki
  6. Rivers State-CP Disu Olatunji Rilwan
  7. Taraba State-CP Joseph Eribo
  8. Osun State-CP Isyaku Mohammed
  9. Safer Highways FHQ-CP Mohammed Barde
  10. PPP DLS FHQ-CP Polycarp Emeka
  11. Anti-Human Trafficking -CP Shehu Abubakar
  12. Border Patrol FHQ-CP Lawal Ayodeji
  13. Maritime Lagos-CP Emmanuel Agene
  14. Admin Airwing-CP Jude Azuka
  15. Commandant Police College Kaduna- CP Dan Idi
  16. Force Provost Marshal-CP Ibitoye Olajide
  17. INEC-CP Adamu Isa
  18. Procurement DLS FHQ-CP Nwanosike Okocha
  19. PSO to IGP-CP Johnson Adenola
  20. PAP Western Port Lagos-CP Olanrewaju Shola
  21. Int’l Investigation INTERPOL -CP Shelleng Yusuf
  22. SEB FCID Abuja-CP Emmanuel Aina
  23. Info-Tech ICT FHQ Abuja-CP Miller Dantawaiye
  24. Director NPF-NCCC-CP Henry Uche
  25. DOPS FHQ Abuja-CP Vungmoh Kwaimo
  26. Commandant Police College Ikeja – CP Fasuba Olabode.

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Police: Bauchi man dies in the forest while testing the efficacy of the bulletproof charm earlier reported that a Bauchi man, 43, reportedly died while undergoing a test to determine the efficacy of a bulletproof charm in the bush.

Ahmed Wakil, the police public relations officer in the state, disclosed that police officers rushed to the scene after being fed the information.

Wakil stated that the victim was immediately rushed to the hospital for medical attention, where a doctor confirmed he was dead.


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