CP ABANIWONDA SURAJUDEEN OLUFEMI ASSUMES DUTY IN DELTA, PROMISES A SAFE STATE

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Abaniwonda Surajudeen Olufemi has assumed duty as the 22nd Commissioner of Police, Delta State Police Command. 

The new CP, who hails from Epe local government area of Lagos State, takes over from AIG Wale Abass who has be transferred to Police Force Headquarters Abuja.

CP Abaniwonda Surajudeen Olufemi was born on the 22nd of February 1966 to the family of Mr. and Mrs. M.A.R Abaniwanda.  

He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and a Master of Arts in Economics History, both from the University of Lagos.

The new CP was enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force as a member of Cadet ASP Course 17 on the 18th  of March 1992. 

He attended the elite Police Academy Kaduna, and upon completion of training in the Academy, was posted to the Kogi State Police Command as an Assistant Superintendent of Police in November 1995.

He has served as 2 I/C Squadron Commander Police Mobile force (21PMF) in Jos from 1996 -2002, Squadron Commander, MOPOL 8 Jos from 2002-2005. 

From 2005 – 2014, he served as Divisional Police Officer at Kubwa Division, Gwarinpa Division, Karmo, Division, Lugbe Division, Garki Division, and Karshi Division and also the CSP DOPS FCT Police Command.  

As a trained officer of international standards, he was deployed for Peace Keeping Mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2000, and was also in 2008 seconded as the Training Adviser at the United Nations’ Integrated Office in Sierra Leone.(UNIOSIL)

In 2015 he was posted to the Gwagwalada Area Command as the Area Commander, and in 2017 was transferred to Oyo State Command as the Area Commander Oyo Area Command. 

Upon his promotion to the rank of Deputy Commissioner of Police, he was tasked with the administrative duty at the Department of Operations Force Headquarters Abuja, from where he was transfered to the Kogi state Command as the Deputy Commissioner of Police State Criminal Investigation Department. 

He was the immediate past Deputy Force Secretary at the Force headquarters Abuja, before his promotion to the rank of Commissioner of Police on 1st June, 2023, following which he was deployed to Delta State as the 22nd Commissioner of Police of Delta State Command.

During the course of his service, he has attended the following courses:

i. Traffic Management Course, Police College Ikeja, November 1995

ii. Combat Operation Course, PMF Training School, Gwoza, April 2000

iii. APC Conversion Course, PMF Training School, Gwoza, March 2001

iv. Formed Unit Training, PMF Training School, Gwoza, July 2006

v. Induction Course at Police Staff College Jos (2005)

vi. Tactical Leadership and Command Course, Police Staff College, Jos, June 2008

vii. Strategic Leadership and Command Course, Police Staff College, Jos, November 2019

He is a member of Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM) 

CP Abaniwonda Surajudeen Olufemi is a highly disciplined, detribalized officer; and has attended so many workshops and seminars both within and outside the country.

His hobbies include reading and sports. CP Abaniwonda Surajudeen Olufemi is happily married and blessed with lovely children.

While taking over from the out gone CP, the incoming CP promised to build on existing security mechanisms in place towards enthroning the reign of peace and safety in Delta State. 

He advised the public to always cooperate with the Police and other security agencies at all times, while tasking the youths not to get involved in any act of criminality.

In his handing over remarks, the former Commissioner of Police, now AIG. Wale Abass, thanked the State Government and the people of the state for their cooperation while he was in-charge of the Command and urged them to extend the same cooperation to his successor.

CP. Abaniwonda Surajudeen Olufemi, while addressing the press, assured Deltans, residents and non-residents that the Command under his leadership would ensure that the state was safe and uncomfortable for criminals.

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