Anambra: Police Ready to Honour Retiring CP Adeoye

27th April 2024

Anambra Police Command says preparations are in full gear to honour the retiring CP Aderemi Olufemi Adeoye, who retires from the force on May 1, 2024.

Adeoye is retiring after 35 years of service in the force.

The ceremony begins with the traditional pull-out parade on Saturday at Dr Alex Ekwueme Square, highly guarded by police officers and other sister security outfits in the state.

Meanwhile, Adeoye’s colleagues have poured encomiums on the out-going Anambra Commissioner of Police, most of them saying he did very well as a police officer.

They described the pull-out parade as one of its finest activities and were looking forward to its commencement immediately after the sanitation exercise in the state.

Friday Agbo of the Anambra Government House said that the essence of the pullout parade was to say goodbye to an officer who had served the police force actively for 35 years.

Agbo said that Adeoye had defined police work in a positive way and instilled discipline and professionalism in police officers deployed to the state.

“Adeoye has made me and most officers enjoy the police jobs and we have been able to put in the zeal to discharge our duties proudly”, he said

Most officers who spoke in anonymity described Adeoye as a fine police officer who would be missed in the force, but assured that they would build on his legacies.

Adeoye was made Commissioner of Police for Anambra State Command on June 30, 2023.

He hails from Modakeke in Ife-East Local Government Area of Osun State.

Anambra Police Command spokesperson, SP Tochukwu Ikenga, described Adeyoe as an officer who valued and cherished police work and all it stood for.

Ikenga said that the out-going CP, with his Midas touch, had changed the narrative of police officers in the state.

He assured residents and friends of the police to join in the pullout parade as a way to say thank you to the out-going officer.

Credit: NAN