Anambra Commissioner of Police, Adeoye Retires

On a poignant Saturday at Ekwueme Square in Awka, Anambra State witnessed the ceremonial pull-out parade for Commissioner of Police (CP) Aderemi Adeoye, marking the end of his distinguished 35-year career in law enforcement. CP Adeoye, who had been leading the Anambra police command for the past 10 months, officially retired.

CP Adeoye was appointed as the Commissioner of Police in Anambra by the Police Service Commission on June 30, 2023. He took over the reins from Echeng Echeng, who was elevated to Assistant Inspector-General of Police and transferred to Zone 9 in Umuahia. In his tenure, Adeoye was instrumental in addressing and substantially reducing the security challenges facing the state, a testament to his readiness and capability which he confidently articulated during his retirement ceremony.

The event was not just a formal farewell but a celebration of CP Adeoye’s commitment and contributions to the police force and the community. Dignitaries, including representatives from the Yoruba and Hausa communities and various other groups, attended the ceremony to honor his service. Dr. Onyeka Ibezim, the state Deputy Governor, who represented Governor Prof. Chukwuma Soludo at the event, praised CP Adeoye for his significant impact on enhancing safety and security in Anambra. He expressed a heartfelt sentiment, acknowledging that the state would have preferred to retain such a dedicated officer if possible.

The ceremony was highlighted by the presence of CP Adeoye’s wife, who stood by him as he performed the pulling-out parade, a symbolic gesture marking the completion of his service.


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