It was double honours for Hakeem Odumosu, the outgoing commissioner of police in Lagos State, on Friday in Abuja.
He was decorated with his new rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police by the Inspector General of Police, Alkali Usman Baba.
He was also presented with an award as the best Commissioner of Police for the year 2021.
The award was presented by the President, Police Officers’ Wives Association (POWA), Hajiya Hajjara Usman Alkali Baba.Police couple, Kehinde and Yetunde Longe also decorated as commissioners
She said Odumosu was honoured for his commitment towards women empowerment, social development, effective crime fighting and quality service delivery.
In all, IGP Baba decorated twenty-five newly promoted Senior Police Officers at the Goodluck Jonathan Peacekeeping Centre, Force Headquarters, Abuja.
The Officers who have been found worthy in all ramifications to earn the promotion, were decorated with their new ranks amidst cheers from their spouses, loved ones and well-wishers.
The Senior Officers included Deputy Inspector-General of Police Zaki Ahmed, the DIG in charge of the Department of Operations and Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Johnson Babatunde Kokumo, the DIG in charge of the Department of Research and Planning at the Force Headquarters.
Also decorated, apart from Odumosu, were five other Assistant Inspectors-General of Police who were elevated from their previous rank of Commissioners of Police.
They are AIG Buba Sanusi (former CP Katsina), AIG Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu (former CP Anti-Fraud, FCID), AIG Bello Sani Dalijan (former CP INEC), AIG Yahaya Sahabo Abubakar (former CP Yobe), AIG Akingbola Olatunji, former CP Benue.
The seventeen Commissioners of Police who were elevated from their previous rank of Deputy Commissioners of Police included CP Josephine Nneka Anyasinti, CP Haruna Gabriel Garba, CP Tajudeen Akinwale Abass.
Most significantly, the husband-and-wife duo of CP Patrick Kehinde Longe and CP Yetunde Longe were also decorated with their new ranks.