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Obono Itam resumes as Anambra’s new police commissioner

Obono Itam resumes as Anambra’s new police commissioner

Nnaghe Obono Itam has assumed office as the new commissioner of Police for Anambra State Police Command.

Itam assumed duty as the 34th Commissioner of Police in the state on Monday, after receiving salute at the state police headquarters, where he was also welcomed by some senior officers of the command.

Following his arrival, the new police commissioner would be succeeding CP Aderemi Adeoye, who bowed out of service on May 1, after having committed 35 years to the service.

According to a statement made available to newsmen on Monday by SP Ikenga Tochukwu, the Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, CP Itam was born on 12th February 1967 in Yakkur Local Government Area of Cross River State, and joined the Nigeria Police Force in 1992 as a cadet Assistant Superintendent at the Nigeria Police Academy Annex Kaduna.

He said: “CP Obono Itam holds a BSc in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Calabar and a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Port Harcourt.

“Throughout his career, CP Obono Nnaghe Itam Psc has served in various states across the federation.

“Some notable positions he has held include patrol and guard officer at Elimgbu Police Division in Rivers State; DPO Akamkpa Police Division, Cross River State; Divisional Police Officer Export Processing Zones Authority, Calabar, and Directing Staff and Instructor, Police Detective College, Agbani Road, Enugu.

“He was also once the Commanding Officer 25 Police Mobile Force Squadron; Head of the Counter-Terrorism and General Investigations, EFCC Lagos; Coordinator of Courses, EFCC Academy, Karu, Abuja; Zonal Director/Head of Operations, EFCC Port Harcourt and Director of Internal Affairs, EFCC Headquarters, Abuja.

“As a Deputy Commissioner of Police, he was once the Coordinator of Police service delivery, SERVICOM, Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Investigations Zone 11, covering Oyo and Osun States and Deputy Commissioner of Police Operations responsible for review and internal security governance in cross river and Akwa Ibom State. Before his posting as the Commissioner of Police Anambra, he was Commissioner of Police in charge of General Investigation Force Criminal Investigation Annex, Kaduna, amongst others.”

According to the Police Spokesman, the new CP seeks the support and cooperation of the general public in combating crime in the state, and is also committed to implementing proactive policing strategies and community policing to ensure adequate safety of lives and property in the state.

Ikenga added that the new CP, who is happily married with children, loves conference presentations, farming, community services, leadership coaching, writing, and travelling.