Abiodun Alabi takes over from Hakeem Odumosu as Lagos Commissioner of police

*Photo: CP Alabi *

Abiodun Alabi takes over from Hakeem Odumosu as Lagos Commissioner of police. The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has deployed a new police boss to the Lagos command. He is Commissioner Abiodun Sylvester Alabi. 


CP Alabi takes over from AIG Hakeem Odumosu who by virtue of his rank, is now due for higher duties.  Alabi, erstwhile Bauchi State police command’s helmsman, is returning to a familiar terrain. He was the divisional police officer DPO, Lion building and Ikeja police stations. A Squadron commannder, PMF 43 He hails from Ekiti State and was born on 31st December 1964

He holds a first degree in sociology from the University of Lagos and a Master’s, from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

CP Abiodun was joined the Force as Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police on 3rd March, 1990, and  has since served in various capacities within and outside Nigeria, notably among United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) in 2001. 

He was mobilised into the elite Police Mobile Force as Unit Commander in August 2001.

In April 2004, he became Squadron Commander of Police Mobile Force Squadron 43 Lagos (Diplomatic Protection Squadron) in charge of the security of all Embassies in Lagos.

CP Abiodun was demobilised from the Police Mobile Force in June 2009 as a Chief Superintendent of Police and subsequently posted to Lion Building Divisional Headquarters as the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) and later redeployed as the DPO of Ikeja Divisional Headquarters, Lagos respectively.

In September 2013, he was Promoted to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police and deployed to Force Headquarters Abuja as ACP Admin Police Mobile Force.

He has attended several courses among which are Junior Command Course, Intermediate Command Course, Leadership and Senior Management Course. 

In June 2016, he was promoted to the rank of Deputy Commissioner of Police and posted to Taraba State Police Command as DCP Administration before his subsequent posting to Bayelsa State Command as the Deputy Commissioner of Police Administration in July 2017. 

In December 2018, he was posted to Ekiti State Command as the Deputy Commissioner of Police Operations, from where he was later nominated for the National Defence College (NDC), Abuja, Course 28.

At the completion of his Higher Defence and Strategic Course at the National Defence College, CP Abiodun was promoted to the rank of Commissioner of Police (CP) and deployed to the Central Criminal Registry (CCR), Force CID Annex, Alagbon, Lagos, from where he was transferred to Bauchi State Command as its boss

He is a member of Nigeria Institute of Management (mnim), and Fellow of National Defence College (fdc), Abuja.

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