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Anambra Gets New CP, Itam After Adeoye’s Retirement 

IGP Kayode Egbetokun has approved the appointment of CP Nnaghe Obono Itam as the new commissioner of Police in Anambra.

The inspector general of police, Kayode Egbetokun has approved the appointment  of CP Nnaghe Obono Itam as the new commissioner  of Police in Anambra State.

This is following the retirement of Aderemi Adeoye who was pulled out of the force two weeks ago, after putting in 35 years in service.

CP Itam is the 34th Commissioner of Police in Anambra State. A brief profile of him sent to THISDAY by the state police command’s spokesperson, SP Tochukwu Ikenga stated that he was born on 16th June 1967 in Yakkur LGA of Cross River State. 

“He joined the Nigeria Police Force in 18th May 1992 as a cadet Assistant Superintendent at the Nigeria Police Academy Annex Kaduna. 

“CP 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.

“He had served in various states across the federation and some notable positions he 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 State 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,” Ikenga said.

He added that Itam received specialized training, including the Advanced Detective Course, Police College Jos, Squadron Commanders Course Police Mobile Force Gwoza, Ila Osun State, Tactical Leadership and Command Course Police College, Jos, Canadian Police College Senior and Lead Auditor Course, Servicom Nigeria in Kenya.

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