The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the posting of Ben Nebolisa Okolo to Bayelsa State as the new Commissioner of Police.
The new CP takes over from CP Echeng E. Echeng, earlier redeployed to the Anambra State Police Command.
Okolo, a fellow of the National Defence College, hails from Onitsha in Anambra State.
He holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Political Science from the University of Nigeria Nsukka.
According to the Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba, in a statement on Monday: “A Cop with vast experiences in policing and community safety, CP Okolo has held key positions within the Force cutting across administration, criminal investigations, operations, amongst others.
“He previously served as Deputy Commissioner of Police, Force Intelligence Bureau, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Special Fraud Unit and the Head of IGP Monitoring Unit, amongst other positions.
“He has also attended several leadership and professional courses within and outside Nigeria including the Tactical Command Course at the Police Staff College, Jos, Strategic and Management Training Course at the INTERPOL Headquarters, France.”
Baba has charged the new CP to bring his wealth of experience to bear in advancing the gains in crime prevention and public safety in Bayelsa State.
The IGP equally enjoined Bayelsans to accord the new Commissioner of Police maximum cooperation to enable him succeed in his assignment.
Mba said Okolo’s posting is with immediate effect.