Adelesi succeeds Odama as new Kwara Police Commissioner

The Police Service Commission has approved the appointment of Adelesi E. Oluwarotimi as the Kwara state Commissioner of Police, to takeover from Paul Odama who was recently promoted to the position of Assistant Inspector General of Police.

According to a press release issued by the Head, Press and Public Relations of the PSC, Ikechukwu Ani on Friday, Adelesi’s appointment was approved by the PSC alongside seven others’, who are seconded to Bornu, Ebonyi, Kebbi, Oyo, Anambra, Imo and Ogun states.

Other newly appointed State Commissioners of Police are; Godwin Aghaulor, CP Bornu State Command; Adebola Ayinde Hamzat, CP Oyo State Command; Augustina Ogbodo, CP Ebonyi State Command and Samuel Titus Musa, CP Kebbi State  Command.

Others are Aderemi Olufemi  Adeoye, CP Anambra State Command; Stephen Olarewaju, CP Imo State Command and Alamatu Abiodun  Mustapha, CP Ogun State Command.

Commission’s Chairman, Dr. Solomon Arase, CFR, a retired Inspector General of Police said the postings as recommended by the acting Inspector General of Police was on the average, fair and Commended the IGP for the inclusion of women.

The Commission, while commending the Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun for his adherence to its latest policy on gender sensitivity however draws his attention to 15 per cent geo-political spread.

The Commission said it “expects that the Inspector General in his subsequent proposals will include more Officers of North East and South East geopolitical zones that are yet to record the benchmark of 15 percent  as decided at its last Plenary Meeting.”


Ibrahim Sheriff is the Editor of Fresh Insight and former Special Assistant on Media to the Speaker, Kwara state House of Assembly. Although a management science researcher by training, he has over five years experience of practice in Journalism, Public Relations and Communication Strategy. Sheriff holds a Masters Degree in Finance and Bachelors Degree in Banking and Finance from Kwara state University, Malete. He has Certificates in Digital Journalism, Enterprise Creation and Skill Acquisition (ECSA) and Basic Econometrics Data Analysis, as well as Bank of Industry (BoI) Certificate in Business Management. He is also a holder of Diploma in Cooperative Studies from Kwara state Polytechnic, Ilorin.

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