CP Alabi Takes over Bauchi Police Command as Jimeta Gets Promoted, Moves to POLAC
By Bashir Hassan Abubakar
The Bauchi State police command has gotten new Commissioner. He is Sylvester Abiodun Alabi, who has just taken over from Lawal Tanko Jimeta who was recently promoted to AIG and moved to Police Academy.
In an short remarks immediately after taken over, CP Alabi pledged to consolidate on what his predecessor has built on in the state.
The new commissioner also made his intention known on keying into the community policing initiative of the inspector general of police, which he described as a laudable initiative and an excellent form of policing.
Alabi then solicited for the support of the officers and personnel of the command in mitigating crime in Bauchi State. He equally seek for the cooperation of the community in sustaining the peace the state is enjoying.
“Bauchi State has been adjudged as the most peaceful state in the North East and we intend to sustain that position and even improve on it.
“Towards this end, i intend to further strengthen the community policing because crimes are committed by humans and they minority members of the community.
“If the community complements police efforts in combating crime, criminals will not have hiding place and would also make the fight against crime and criminality much more easier, said the new CP.
CP Alabi said he is looking forward to a robust collaboration with both his officers, men and public in ensuring that Bauchi citizens goes to bed with their two eyes closed without any fear.
He declared that despite being a peaceful state, police would continue to do their best in providing adequate security for lives and properties of the people of the state and would not condone any act of criminality.
Speaking shortly before handing over to CP Alabi, his predecessor, the new Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Lawal Tanko Jimeta, charged officers and men of the command to accord the new CP the same support and cooperation he enjoyed during his stay in Bauchi State.
AIG Jimeta described his successor as a seasoned police officer who has distinguished himself in the Nigeria Police Force since he was commissioned.
Jimeta used the short occasion to thanked the officers and men of the command of the tremendous support he enjoyed during his time and also expressed his profound gratitude for the people of Bauchi State for their cooperation in assisting the police towards combating crime.
Our correspondent gathered that CP Alabi is seasoned Police Officer with vast experience in policing both within and outside Nigeria, the new CP hails from Ekiti State.
CP Abiodun was enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force as Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police on 3rd March, 1990. He has since served in various capacities in the Nigeria Police Force 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.
CP Abiodun Alabi 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 the 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 the Commissioner of Police Bauchi.
He is a member of Nigeria Institute of Management (mnim), and Fellow of National Defence College (fdc), Abuja.
His hobbies are: playing lawn tennis and watching detective movies. CP Abiodun Sylvester Alabi is married and blessed with children.