AIG Leye Oyebade, others decorated with new ranks

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Newly promoted Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Adeleye Olusola Oyebade and his colleagues were on Wednesday decorated with their new ranks by the acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.

Other AIGs decorated today are Chris Okey Ezike, former CP Abia State, Maurice A. Yusuf, Ibrahim A. Lamorde, former acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC;  Murtala Usman Mani, Wilson A. Inalegwu, a former CP, FCT; Dibal Paul Yakadi; Haruna Huzi, Mshelia; Mohammad A. Mustafa; Hyelashinda Kimo Musa, former CP, FCT, Ebonyi and Akwa Ibom Commands; Olusola Kamar Subair; Basen Dapiya Gwana; David Oyebanji Folawiyo; Zanna Mohammed Ibrahim; Nkpa N. Inakwu; Moses Ambakina Jitoboh; D.M Obembe and Wilson O. Akhiwu.

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A super cop, Oyebade who was subsequently posted to Osogbo, Osun State as AIG Zone 11,  recorded superlative achievements as command Commissioner of Police (CP) at several formations where he gave armed robbers, militants and kidnappers a bloody nose and had the distinction of being  voted as the Most Outstanding Commissioner of Police on Security Reforms and Good Leadership in Nigeria by the Senate Committee on Police Affairs.

Oyebade, a pastor at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has been an apostle of the doctrine of Policing with Fear of God which earned him an award presented by the Calvary Life Seminary and Theological School of Mission, in South Africa.

He received several awards and commendations including the Nigerian Bar Association Award of Excellence, and the Award of Excellence given by the Inspector-General of Police in Bangladesh.

Oyebade has been an advocate of Intelligence-Led Policing and Community Partnership, and exponent of Training and Re-training of the Police Personnel as a tool for capacity building and development of the workforce to face the modern challenges of Policing, especially in Nigeria’s re-nascent democracy.

He has also championed the cause of Standardized Recruitment Policy aimed at surfing the best fitted for the system, to ensure proper service delivery with emphasis on building a people-oriented police that will have respect for the rule of law and tenets of Fundamental Human Rights.

His gospel included Police Accountability/Ensuring Discipline as the bedrock of the Force; Strong Inter-Agency Synergy aimed at encouraging complementary policing of the nation; Collaboration/Cooperation with International/Local NGOs aimed at meaningful intervention in Police Reform generally, especially in personnel development, institutional restructuring and research-based policing ideologies.

Born on December 22, 1960, AIG Oyebade who enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) on February 1, 1986, was Commissioner of Police (CP) Force Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Department (FCIID) Abuja, from January 2019; the CP, National Institute for Policy & Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos, from January to December, 2018; Commandant, Police College Kaduna, October to December, 2017; CP in charge of Railway Command Headquarters, Ebute-Metta, Lagos, in September, 2017; CP Abia State Command from August, 2016 to September, 2017; CP, Oyo State Command from September, 2015 to August, 2016; CP, Maritime Command, Force Headquarters (FHQ) Annex, Lagos, from April, 2014 to August, 2015.

He holds Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Sociology, specializing in Criminology from the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and a 1983 Bachelor of Science (Sociology), specializing in Sociology also from UNILAG.

*Photo L-R: Mr Oyebade (in blue), AIG Oyebade with well-wishers after being decorate with the new rank

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