The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the posting of Deputy Inspector General of Police, Johnson Babatunde Kokumo, to Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID) as the new DIG in charge of the Department.
This was contained in a statement by the Acting Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Thursday.
According to the statement, DIG Kokumo was appointed to the Nigeria Police Force as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police in 1988. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Maiduguri, Borno State, and a Master’s Degree in Sociology with a specialty in Criminology from the University of Lagos. He has attended several specialised and strategic courses within and outside Nigeria, including the Forensic Science and Application of Forensic and DNA Skills Course at the University of Benin. He was equally a member of Senior Executive Course 41, 2019, National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos, Plateau State.
It added that DIG Kokumo has equally served in various operational, investigative and administrative capacities within the Force, some of which include Commanding Officer, 16 Police Mobile Force, Abeokuta; Deputy Commissioner of Police, General Investigations, FCID; Commissioner of Police in both Edo and Osun State Commands, and Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Federal Operations, and the Zone 2 Command, Lagos. Until his recent posting, he was the DIG in charge of the Department of Research and Planning, Force Headquarters, Abuja.
The posting, the statement further said is with immediate effect.