Meet Iron Lady, First Female CP Kwara State Police Command

The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, has appointed Commissioner of Police, Ebun Oluwarotimi Adelesi as the first female [CP] in charge of Kwara State Command.

CP Adelesi succeeds Paul Odama who has been redeployed following his promotion as Assistant Inspector-General of Police.

CP Adelesi was Deputy Commissioner of Police (Administration) when the Acting IGP, Kayode Egbetokun was Kwara CP.

It was in Kwara that she was promoted Commissioner of Police after which she was redeployed to Lagos State Command as CP (General Investigation).

She was described as a diligent and no-nonsense officer, qualities which earned her the nickname ‘Iron Lady’.

CP Adelesi was born in Shagamu, Ogun State in 1963 and was appointed Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police 3rd March, 1990.

Her educational qualifications include Bachelor of Arts )English Language), Ogun State University (now Olabisi Onabanjo University);
Advanced Diploma in Strategic Security and Infrastructure Protection, University of Lagos.

Other courses attended include Advanced Detective course, Police Staff College, Jos, 2001; Intermediate Leadership Command course, Police Staff College, Jos, 2006;
United Nations Police Commanders course at Swedish Armed Forces International Centre (SWEDINT), STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2008; Senior Leadership Command course, 2017.

The new Kwara Police helmsman’s professional membership include
Member, International Association of Chief of Police (IACP) USA and fellow, Institute of Security, Nigeria

She had served in various capacities as young and experienced police officer in various states of the federation.

Adelesi also served at United Nations Peace- keeping mission to Liberia and Darfur (SUDAN).

She has presented conference papers at the United Nation-sponsored conference, mainly for women in Peace-keeping mission at Mogadishu, Somalia entitled ‘Better the balance, Better the world’ in 2019.

The positions the female Police boss held include Commissioner of Police (General Investigation), Force Criminal Intelligence Department (FCID) Annex Alagbon; Deputy Commissioner of Police (Administration), Kwara State Police Command, 2020 – 2022; Deputy Commissioner of police (Administration), Police Cooperative, Lagos State, 2018 – 2020; Deputy Commissioner of Police (Administration), Osun State Police Command, ​​2017 – 2018; Assistant Commissioner of Police (Administration), Ogun State Police Command, ​​2015 – 2017; Assistant Commissioner of Police (Administration), Imo State Police Command, ​​2013 – 2015; Officer-in-charge, General Investigation, Rivers State Police Command, ​​​2012 – 2013; pioneer Commandant, Police Comprehensive Secondary School, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, 2011 – 2012; pioneer Commandant, Police Secondary School, Ukana, Akwa-Ibom State, ​​​2011 – 2011; Commandant, Police Girls Secondary School, Shanono, Kano State, ​​​​2009 – 2011; Second-in-Command, Agodi Area Police Command, Ibadan, Oyo State; ​​​2008 – 2009 and United Nations Peace-keeping Mission, Darfur, Sudan. ​​​​​2007 – 2008;

Others are Commandant, Police Training School, Eleyele, Ibadan, Oyo State, ​​​​2006 – 2007; United Nations Peace-keeping Mission to Liberia, 2004 – 2006; Officer-in-Charge, Anti-Human Trafficking, Oyo State, ​​​​​​2003 – 2004; Officer,-in-Charge of Research and planning, Oyo State Police Command, 2002 – 2003; Matron, Police Training School, Ibadan, Oyo State, 2000 – 2002; Divisional Traffic Officer, Eleyele, Ibada, ​​​​​​​1998 – 2000; Officer-in-Charge of Confidential Registry, Oyo State Police Command, ​​​1996 – 1998; Oyo State Police Provost Command, 1995 – 1996; Second-in-Command, Mokola Police Station, Ibadan, 1993 – 1995; Divisional Crime Officer, GRA Police Station, Katsina State Police Command, ​​1992 – 1993 and Divisional Crime Officer, Sabongari Police Station, Katsina, 1991 – 1992 (Attachment).

Her hobbies include traveling, reading, jogging and writing.