By DAPO FALADE
The first female Commissioner of Police to be appointed for the Oyo State Command, Ngozi Vivian Onadeko, has assumed office, following the redeployment of immediate past occupant of the seat, Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu.
The new Oyo police boss, in a press release by the state PPRO, CSP Fadeyi Olugbenga, promised to protect lives and property of the people of the state and solicited constant dissemination of credible information to enable the Police serve them better.
Onadeko is an alumnus of the Imo State University where she bagged BSc. (Hons) degree in Sociology in 1985 and later proceeded to University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos State where she also bagged Master degree (MSc.) in Criminology.
She was appointed into the Nigeria Police as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (POLAC/Cadet ASP Course 15) on 15 March, 1988 and was trained at the Nigeria Police Academy Annex, Kaduna State, between 1988- 1989.
On passing out, she has served in various administrative and operational capacities, including Crime and Staff Officer SOI, SOJ between 1989- 1993 in Imo State Police Command.
From 1993- 2001, she served as a Directing Staff at Police College Ikeja, Lagos State and equally served as Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Divisional Crime Officer (DCO), Area Crime Officer (ACO), Staff Officer and Chief Superintendent of Police (Admin), all in Lagos State Command and was later redeployed to Police Academy Kano in 2008 as a Firecting Staff.
Between 2009- 2016, as an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), she was AC Intelligence, (FIIB), FHQ Annex, AC X-Squad FCIID Alagbon, Area Commander, Eastern Port Authority Police Command, Port Harcourt.
She was 2I/C Command/Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of ‘Administration’ Delta State Command, between 2016- 2019 from where she proceeded on course to the National Defence College on 1 September, 2019.
Sequel to her promotion to the enviable rank of Commissioner of Police on 21st December, 2019, she was posted to the Department of Training and Development, Force Headquarters, Abuja as CP Training.
The Oyo Commissioner of Police has attended various on-the-job courses during her career, including: Advanced Detective Course (ADC) 1999 and Operational Leadership Command Course (OLCC) 2005.
Others included Tactical Leadership Command Course (TLCC) 2009, Strategic Leadership Command Course (SLCC) 2015, all at the reputed Police Staff College Jos, Plateau State and National Defence College (NDC) Abuja.
She has professional qualifications to her credit amongst which are; Pass Staff College (psc), Member Nigerian Institute of Management (mnin) and Fellow of the Defence College, (fdc).
She is equally a member of professional institutions, which include; International Association of Women Police (IAWP) and International Association of Chief of Police (IACP), United States of America (USA).
CP Ngozi Onadeko, married with children, is a thorough-bred professional who distinguished herself in all the places she has served.