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IGP appoints new principal staff officer



The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has appointed a Chief Superintendent of Police, Idris Abubakar, as the 20th Principal Staff Officer to the IGP.

The appointment comes on the heels of the posting of the former PSO, Idowu Owohunwa, as Commissioner of Police in charge of Lagos State Police Command.

The spokesperson for the NPF, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, revealed in a statement on Friday.

Adejobi noted that the IGP has tasked the new PSO to bring his wealth of experience to bear in the daily activities at the office of the IGP.

CSP Abubakar, who is a member of Cadet Inspector Course 33 of the Nigeria Police Academy, holds a BSc in Political Science and an LLB in Law from the University of Maiduguri and has been called to the Nigerian Bar.

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He equally holds two Masters’ degrees in Law and Public Administration. He also attended several local and foreign courses in Jos, Lagos, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Germany, France, Jordan, and India.

He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Commonwealth of Lawyers Association, and the Nigeria Bar Association.

He has served in various administrative, investigative, and operational capacities in Adamawa, Borno, Bauchi, Edo, Lagos, and Force Headquarters.

He was Divisional Police Officer Askira/Uba, Officer in Charge of the Borno Legal Department, Police Public Relations Officer at Zone 12 Bauchi and the Bauchi State Command, Staff Officer to the IGP, and 2 i/c Police Mobile Force 5 Benin. Before his current posting, he was the Principal Officer II to the IGP.

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