By Kamal Ololade Ahmed
The Director General of National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPS), Habu Galadima on Thursday organized a send off ceremony for the outgoing Directing Staff, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Leye Oyebade, mni.
DIG Oyebade, also one-time Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone XI, Osogbo was elevated to the rank of a DIG by the Police Service Commission (PSC) led by former Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Musiliu Smith, early July to represent the South-West geopolitical zone in the police management team.
Oyebade had served and recorded superlative achievements at various police formations in different capacities over the years and was once voted as the Most Outstanding Commissioner of Police on Security Reforms and Good Leadership in Nigeria by the Senate Committee on Police Affairs.
He received several awards and commendations including the Nigerian Bar Association Award of Excellence, and the Award of Excellence given by the Inspector-General of Police in Bangladesh.
Oyebade an advocate of Intelligence-Led Policing and Community Partnership, had served as Commissioner of Police (CP), Force Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Department (FCIID) Abuja; the CP, National Institute for Policy & Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos, from January to December, 2018; Commandant, Police College Kaduna, October to December, 2017; CP in charge of Railway Command Headquarters, Ebute-Metta, Lagos, in September, 2017; CP Abia State Command from August, 2016 to September, 2017; CP, Oyo State Command from September, 2015 to August, 2016; CP, Maritime Command, Force Headquarters (FHQ) Annex, Lagos, from April, 2014 to August, 2015.
With a 1985 Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Sociology, specializing in Criminology from the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and a 1983 Bachelor of Science (Sociology), specializing in Sociology also from UNILAG, and several certificates from professional courses and workshops including the Senior Executive Course 40/2018 at NIPSS, Kuru, Jos, Oyebade was the Secretary to the Board of Enquiry under the Chairmanship of IGP Mike Mbama Okiro (Rtd), which was set up to unravel the killings of six suspected persons (APO Six), in questionable and controversial circumstances in June 2005. He was also the Police Representative on the National Governing Board of the NYSC (February 2005 – May 2007) and Police Representative on the National Ports Decongestion/Overtime Cargo Committee that Sanitized the General Functioning of The Onne Port, in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State in 2006.