AIG Bankole Lanre Sikiru and CP Ebun Oluwarotimi Adelesi have been congratulated on their recent appointments as the Head of the INTERPOL National Crime Bureau (NCB), Force Criminal Investigations Department, Force Headquarters, Abuja, and Commissioner of Police in Kwara state, respectively, by Board Member of the Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF), Dr. Ayo Ogunsan.
These appointments, he noted followed a history of outstanding operational delivery and result-oriented performance by Bankole and Adelesi, who currently hold the ranks of Assistant Inspector-General (AIG) and Commissioner of Police (CP), respectively.
The Chairman of Executive Group, Dr. Ayo Ogunsan, said of the new AIG of INTERPOL, “AIG Lanre Bankole as the man for the job,” confirming that the new appointees are deserving of the responsibilities.
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Ogunsan said: “I have no doubt that he will perform extraordinarily well in this capacity because I have been following his development for many years, ever since he served as the commissioner of police in Ogun state.”
“AIG Sikiru Lanre Bankole has a friendly demeanour.” He has a solid understanding of the governing laws and principles that control policing both domestically in Nigeria and abroad.
‘Working with individuals from varied origins, ethnicities, and races comes naturally to him. Ogunsan said to Trek Africa Newspaper, “I wish him luck in his new position.”
Dr. Ogunsan added that CP Ebun Adelesi, the first female CP in Kwara state, is a master in fighting crime. ‘This new advancement for CP Ebun Adelesi has me very excited. Her forward-thinking approach to improving policing has been successful.
She will succeed in the state of Kwara. She would also serve as an excellent indicator of the potential of the significant number of female officers who currently work for the Nigeria Police. I venture to suggest that Nigeria will likely soon have its first female IGP.
Let me also use this opportunity to thank Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, the acting IGP, for the enormous strides he has made since his appointment.
“Your recent appointments are best fit for the job. We expect more from you, sir. I am sure that you will bring all your years of hardwork, experience, expertise, and goodwill into your role as Nigeria’s no. 1 cop.’
Trek Africa Newspaper can report that the new Head of the INTERPOL NCB, AIG Sikiru Bankole was appointed into the Nigeria Police Force as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police in 1990.
He holds a Degree in Law and is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
He has attended several leadership and strategic courses within and outside Nigeria including UN Logistics Officers Course, Ghana; Workshop on Financial Crime Investigation, Badagry; UNODC and Interpol Conference on Drug Trafficking, Spain; Workshop on Africa Border Security, South Africa; International Conference on Drug Trafficking, Taiwan; INTERPOL General Assembly, Chile.
Further, he has served in various operational, investigative and administrative capacities within the Force including as DCP INTERPOL and CP INTERPOL, FCID Abuja and CP Ogun State.
For the Kwara CP popularly known as ‘Iron Lady’, CP Ebun Oluwarotimi Adelesi served as Deputy Commissioner of Police (Administration) when the Acting IGP Kayode Egbetokun was Kwara CP. It was in Kwara that she was promoted Commissioner of Police following which she was redeployed to Lagos State Command as CP General Investigation.
‘Adelesi’s crime-fighting capacity and combat readiness was affirmed by officers at the Command who worked with her. She was described as a diligent and no-nonsense officer, qualities which earned her the nickname ‘Iron Lady’, Trek Africa Newspaper gathered.