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New Lagos Police Commissioner Assumes Duty   

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Adegoke Fayoade, the newly appointed Commissioner of Police, has officially assumed duty at the Lagos State Police Command, succeeding Idowu Owohunwa.

The announcement was made in a statement released by Benjamin Hundeyin, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, on Thursday.

Fayoade, hailing from Ila-Orangun in Osun State, joined the Nigeria Police Force on May 18, 1992. Armed with a Bachelor of Arts in Education/History from Lagos State University, a Master of Public Administration from the University of Lagos, and an LLB from the National Open University of Nigeria, he brings a wealth of academic expertise to his new role.

The Commissioner has an impressive track record, having attended various courses both locally and internationally. Notable among them are Criminal Justice Administration at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, USA; Adopting Community Policing Ethos in Training Academy, USIP, Washington DC, USA; Leadership and Senior Management Course at the Police Staff College, Jos; Leveraging International Police Cooperation Organisations for Countering Violent Extremism in Abu-Dhabi; and the Senior Executive Course 45 at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Jos.

Fayoade’s dedication to duty has earned him recognition, including being a two-time winner of the Best Divisional Police Officer in Africa, awarded in The Hague, Netherlands, and Nairobi, Kenya, in 2007 and 2013 during his tenure as DPO in Ilupeju and Victoria Island, respectively.

“He was also a recipient of the Lagos State Government Honour Award for Excellence in 2013 while he was DPO Victoria Island; a two-time winner of the Meritorious Award on Crime Fighting from the Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria; and a Youth Motivation Award from the National Association of Nigerian Students.

“As a younger officer, he served in Taraba, Akwa-Ibom, and Abia States. His other previous postings include: Commandant, Police Training College, Oyin-Akoko, Ondo State; Area Commander, Ota Area Command, Ogun State, where he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Oto Awori Community; DCP Maritime Command, Lagos; DCP Administration at Zone 2 Headquarters, Onikan, Lagos; and DCP State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Lagos. 

“Upon his promotion to the rank of Commissioner of Police in September 2022, he was deployed as CP Armament, Force Headquarters, Abuja, from where he proceeded to the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Jos, earning him Member of the National Institute (mni) in December 2023,” Hundeyin said.

The new Commissioner has also received accolades such as the Lagos State Government Honour Award for Excellence in 2013, a two-time winner of the Meritorious Award on Crime Fighting from the Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria, and a Youth Motivation Award from the National Association of Nigerian Students.

Lagos State authorities call on residents to extend maximum support to Commissioner Fayoade as he takes on the crucial responsibility of overseeing the safety and security of lives and property in the state.

 

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