Inspector General of Police (IGP), Alkali Baba has recommended the redeployment of two commissioners of police, Frank Mba and Idowu Owohunwa.
Gatekeepers News reports that the Assistant Inspector General of Police to the Police Service Commission (PSC), Hafiz Inuwa in a letter dated January 24, 2023, revealed that the duo was recommended for posting to Ogun and Lagos states, Southwest Nigeria.
While Owohunwa would be replacing Abiodun Alabi in Lagos, Mba is expected to take over from Lanre Bankole in Ogun.
The proposed redeployment comes less than a month before the elections.
The spokesperson of the PSC, Ikechukwu Ani said the IGP made a recommendation on the matter to the commission.
The PSC spokesperson said the commission is expected to consider the recommendation.
Ani said, “I’m aware that there is a recommendation with the commission from the IGP, which the commission will consider.”
According to the letter, the posting was part of the plan to strengthen the strategic and operational control of Lagos and Ogun commands.
The letter read, “I am directed to humbly write and forward the proposed posting of the under-mentioned commissioners of police to state commands indicated against their names for the commission’s kind consideration and approval.
“The inspector-general of police is deploying the under-mentioned commissioners of police to strengthen the strategic and operational control of the commands.”
Before his posting to Ogun, Mba was the commissioner of police in charge of the border patrol force, Force Headquarters, Abuja; Owohunwa was the principal staff officer of the IGP.