CP Abaniwanda Surajudeen Olufemi Assumes Duty as 22nd Commissioner of Police for Delta State Command, AIG Wale Abass Transferred to Force Headquarters
As of February 7th, 2024, CP Abaniwanda Surajudeen Olufemi has taken the helm as the 22nd Commissioner of Police for the Delta State Police Command, succeeding AIG Wale Abass, who has been reassigned to Police Force Headquarters in Abuja.
Born on February 22, 1966, to Mr. and Mrs. M.A.R Abaniwanda in Epe LGA, Lagos State, CP Olufemi brings with him a wealth of experience and education. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History (1987) and a Master of Arts in Economic History, both from the esteemed University of Lagos (1990). Joining the Nigeria Police Force on March 18, 1992, as a member of Cadet ASP Course 17, CP Olufemi underwent rigorous training at the Police Academy Kaduna before being posted to Kogi State Police Command as an Assistant Superintendent of Police in November 1995.
Throughout his career, CP Olufemi has served in various capacities, including as 2 I/C Squadron Commander Police Mobile force (21PMF) in Jos, Squadron Commander at MOPOL 8 Jos, and Divisional Police Officer at multiple divisions within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command. Additionally, he has contributed internationally, participating in Peace Keeping Missions in the Democratic Republic of Congo and serving as a Training Adviser at the United Nations’ Integrated Office in Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL).
CP Olufemi’s dedication to professional development is evident through his participation in numerous courses and workshops, both locally and internationally. Notably, he is a member of the Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM).
In his new role, CP Olufemi pledges to uphold the highest standards of discipline and professionalism while fostering collaboration between the police force and the community. He emphasizes the importance of public cooperation with law enforcement and urges the youth to resist involvement in criminal activities.
During the handover ceremony, outgoing Commissioner of Police, AIG Wale Abass, expressed gratitude to the State Government and the people of Delta State for their support during his tenure and encouraged them to extend the same cooperation to his successor.
In his address to the press, CP Abaniwanda Surajudeen Olufemi assures residents of Delta State that under his leadership, the police command will work tirelessly to make the state inhospitable to criminals.