IGP Baba Appoints Abiodun Alabi As New Lagos Police Commissioner (Photo)


Abiodun Alabi Abiodun Alabi has been selected as the new Lagos State Commissioner of Police.

The consultation was made by the Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Usman Baba.

Alabi will take over the leadership of the state Police Command from the immediate previous commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu, on January 24, 2022. Alabi was the previous Bauchi State Commissioner of Police.

In a declaration released by the Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba, the brand-new cops commissioner is due for retirement on December 31, 2024.

Alabi’s appointment followed the promo of Odumosu to the rank of Assistant Inspector-General of Police in December 2021.

Remember that the Police Service Commission (PSC) had approved the promo of Odumosu and five others to the rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police.

This was made known in a statement to newsmen by the PSC spokesperson, Ikechukwu Ani.

2 Assistant Inspectors-General (AIG) were likewise promoted to the rank of Deputy Inspectors-General (DIG).

A previous Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) in charge of the Lagos State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) Yaba, DCP Yetunde Longe, alongside 16 others were promoted to the rank of CPs.

The PSC also promoted 24 Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACP) to the next rank of DCP; 49 Chief Superintendents of Police (CSP) to the rank of Assistant Commissioners.

The commission promoted 74 Superintendents of Police to CSPs and 866 Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSP) to Superintendents (SP) along with 6, 177 other officers.

According to the PSC, the 2 AIG’s promoted to DIGs are AIG Zaki Ahmed and AIG Johnson Babatunde Kokumo.

The statement revealed that Odumosu and the five others’ promotions to AIG were based on appeals provided prior to it by the affected officers, requesting for a change in the promotion date, adding that this was approved.