Abiodun Alabi to take over as Lagos CP as IGP orders posting of senior officers


Usman Baba, inspector-general of police, has directed the deployment of Abiodun Alabi as the new commissioner of police in Lagos.

Alabi will succeed Hakeem Odumosu, following the latter’s recent promotion to assistant inspector-general of police (AIG).

The posting was announced in a statement issued on Friday by Frank Mba, spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).

Prior to the development, Abiodun worked at the force criminal investigation department (FCID) in Abuja; he was also the immediate past Benue commissioner of police.

According to the statement, the new Lagos CP is a fellow of the National Defence College and a member of Nigeria Institute of Management.

He is also an alumnus of the University of Lagos where he studied sociology and he holds a master’s degree from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun state.

He was appointed into the Nigeria Police Force in 1990 as a cadet officer.

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