Mr Philip Maku has been appointed as the Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi State, and he has assumed duty in Abakiliki.
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had earlier ordered the posting of 11 Commissioners of Police to states and police formations, Naija News recalls.
The spokesman of the Ebonyi State Police Command, Loveth Odah, in a statement released on Tuesday noted that the new commissioner hails from Nasarawa-Eggon Local Government Area (LGA) of Nasarawa State.
“He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration and was enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force as a course one Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (Cadet-ASP) in 1988.”
“He was trained for 18 months and was posted to the police command in Plateau where he later became the PPRO.”
“He has served in various capacities in the force and attended several professional courses in law enforcement, crime prevention, control, and management within and outside the country.”
Odah added that the new CP was the former Deputy Commissioner of Police Cooperative Society Lagos, DCP Federal Operations (Fed-DOPS) Abuja, DCP-Zonal Criminal Investigation Department, Bauchi among other positions.
“He has successfully coordinated and supervised tactical and intelligence response team operations which led to the arrest of high profile criminals and recovery of a large cache of arms and ammunition,” she added.
The Ebonyi Commissioner of Police took over from Mr Awosola Awotinde who retired from the service on May 14 after attaining the age of 60.