Ogun gets new Commissioner of Police as Ajogun retires

Following the retirement from service of the former Commissioner, Ogun State Police Command, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has posted a new helmsman for the command.

This was revealed in a statement signed by the spokesman of the Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in the early hours of Thursday.

According to Oyeyemi, the new CP is Lanre Sikiru Bankole, a graduate of English Language from the University of Lagos.

Bankole hails 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 capacities in different parts of the country such as Akwa Ibom State Police Command, Ebonyi State Police Command, Port Authority Police Command as well as Ogun State Police Command.

The new CP is a familiar face in Ogun State as he has at different times worked as Divisional Police Officer in Abigi, Sango, Agbara and Owode Egba.

Bankole has also served as Area Commander for Sagamu in Ogun State, as well as Zonal Sports Officer.

He was one time the Assistant Commissioners of Police in charge of Port Criminal Investigation Department at Port Authority Police Command.

When he was promoted to the rank of Deputy Commissioner of Police, he was posted to Interpol Section of the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Abuja as DC Admin and Investigation from 2017 to 2020.

He got promoted to the rank of Commissioner of Police in June 2021 and was posted as CP Interpol Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Alagbon, Lagos, where he served until his current appointment as the new Commissioner, Ogun State Police Command.

The new CP has attended various professional courses within and outside Nigeria.

Notable among them are Junior Command Course, Intermediate Command Course, Strategic Leadership and Command Course at the Police Staff College, Jos, Plateau State.

He also attended Financial Crime Course at Administrative Staff College of Nigeria, Badagry, Lagos State as well as United Nations Logistics Officer’s Course at Koffi Annan Peacekeeping and Training Centre, Ghana.

Bankole is an holder of Bachelor of Art Degree in English and Literature from the University of Lagos.

He also has LLB in Law from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State and BL from Nigeria Law School, Lagos.

He is happily married and the marriage is blessed with wonderful children.

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