By Funmi Ojo

Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has approved the appointment of retired Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG, Wale Abbas as the new chairman for the Amotekun Corps.

A statement by the governor’s spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, says Mr Abbas is to replace General Bashir Adewinbi (rtd) whose tenure of office lapsed last month.

In the same vein, Special Adviser to the Governor on Internal Security, Mr Isaac Omoyele a retired Chief Superintendent of Police and former Chief Security Officer to Governor Adeleke has been appointed as Amotekun Corps Commander.

Retired AIG Abass holds a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Political science from the University of Lagos and a Master’s Degree in international law and diplomacy from the same university.

He was enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force on 3rd March 1990 as a member of Course 16 Cadet ASP and trained in the elite police academy, Kaduna.

Mr Abass has served in various capacities in the Nigeria Police Force which includes Unit Commander 16 Squadron (PMF), where he rose to become the Commander of the squadron, he also served as Area Commander Mubi, Adamawa State, Area Commander Railway, Lagos State Railway Command, Assistant Commissioner of Police State CID Delta State, Area Commander ‘C’ Surulere, Lagos State.

He was also Deputy Commissioner of Police Operations in Yobe State, Deputy Commissioner of Police, at SCID Asaba Delta State, Deputy Commissioner of Police in Ogun State, and Deputy Commissioner of Police, at SCID Oyo State Command.

Mr Abass was promoted to the rank of Commissioner of Police and posted to Benue State Command in the year 2022 where he served for one year and four months before his deployment to Delta State as the 21st Commissioner of Police, Delta State Command.

He was later promoted to the rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG before he retired from service.

A retired Army Captain, Benedict Olusoji Akanni remains the Field Commander of Osun Amotekun Corps.

The appointments which were conveyed in letters by the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Alhaji Teslim Igbalaye and dated July 3rd, took immediate effect.

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