IGP deploys new Commissioner to Bayelsa




Ben Nebolisa Okolo, has been deployed to Bayelsa State as the new Commissioner of Police (CP) in-charge of the State.

CP Ben Okolo takes over from CP Echeng E. Echeng earlier redeployed to the Anambra State Police Command.

A fellow of the National Defence College, CP Ben Okolo, hails from Onitsha in Anambra State.

He holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Political Science from the University of Nsukka. 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 Unit and the Head of Monitoring Unit, amongst other positions.

He has also attended several leadership and professional courses within and outside including the Tactical Command Course at the Police Staff College, Jos, Strategic and Management Training Course at the INTERPOL Headquarters, France.

The , , ordered the deployment has charged the new CP to bring his wealth of experience to bear in advancing the gains in prevention and public safety in Bayelsa State.

The equally enjoined Bayelsans to accord the new Commissioner of Police maximum cooperation to enable him succeed in his assignment.

According to a statement issued on Monday by Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba, his posting is with immediate effect.

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