The Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, has appointed Adegoke Fayoade as the new Lagos State Commissioner of Police.

The redeployment is contained in a sign signed by the Secretary of the Force, AIG Olanrewaju Oladimeji.

He will replace Idowu Owohunwa. The latter was promoted to the rank of Deputy Inspector General of Police, in charge of the Federal Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), Alagbon Ikoyi, Lagos.

Writing on his X handle, Police Force spokesperson Muyiwa Adejobi also confirmed the redeployment, saying:

  • “IGP sends CP Adegoke Fayoade to Lagos Command. Lagos has a new Police Commissioner. Congratulations to my boss, Adegoke Fayoade”, he wrote on his X platform.

Brief profile of Adegoke Fayoade

Adegoke Mustapha Fayoade, born on October 28, 1966, in Ila Orangun, Osun State, joined the Nigeria Police as a cadet officer on May 18, 1992. His service spanned the operations, administration and investigation departments.

He holds a Bachelors (Edu) Hons degree in History and a Masters degree in Public Administration from the Lagos State University (LASU) and the University of Lagos (UNILAG) respectively.

Fayoade attended the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, USA from 1998 to 1999. Thereafter, he served as the Police ADC to former governor of Osun State, Chief Bisi Akande, from 1999 to 2003.

Recognized for his humility and unwavering work ethic, he stands out as a sincere officer deeply committed to community policing. His station's dedication to this approach has resulted in him receiving the prestigious award for Most Community Friendly Police Station in Africa and being ranked among the top five in the world.

The award was presented to him in The Hague, Netherlands by the Altus Global Foundation in April 2006.

He was a Divisional Police Officer at Ajao Police Station, Ilupeju Police Station and Victoria Island Divisional Headquarters.

When he was promoted to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police. He served as Area Commander, Sango Area Command, Ogun State where he was promoted to the rank of Deputy Commissioner of Police and later transferred to Zone 2, Onikan, Lagos as DC Administrator.

After being promoted to the rank of Commissioner of Police, he was transferred to CP Amarment, Force Headquarters, Abuja and later to the Police Training College, Jos and now to the Lagos Police Command.

Until he was redeployed, Adegoke managed armaments affairs at the Force Headquarters in Abuja.

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