Rivers Commissioner of Police dies at 56

Rivers Commissioner of Police dies at 56

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 5:28 pm

Late Rivers CP Francis Mobolaji Odesanya

 Okafor Ifiebor with NAN report
Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Francis Mobolaji Odesanya is dead.
A statement issued by the Force spokesman, Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP Jimoh Moshood in Abuja on Tuesday, said Odesanya died in India after a brief illness.

He said the late Odesanya who died at the age of 56, was enlisted into the Force on Feb.1, 1986 as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police and rose through the ranks.

The late Odesanya was transferred to Rivers state in August 2016 to take over from Foluso Adebanjo who is currently a Deputy Inspector General of Police.
He has been barely seen in public since the beginning of this year.
But he was very visible during the December 10 legislative rerun elections in Rivers State.
Adesanya would  be remembered as a core professional who refused to be dragged into the controversies that have polarised the two main political parties in the State, the APC and the PDP.

Moshood said the deceased had served as Deputy Commissioner of Police, Department of Operations and that of Finance and Administration in Rivers, before he was promoted and posted as Commissioner of Police in Rivers.

He said the Inspector-General of Police and his management team, commiserated with his family and the government and people of Ogun on his demise.

“May his gentle soul rest in peace and the good Lord grant his family and the Government and good people of Ogun the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss,“Idris said.

The Force spokesman said that a condolence register had been opened at the reception of the Force Headquarters and Rivers Police Command headquarters, for the personnel of the Force and members of the public.

He said burial arrangements would be announced after consultation with the family.

 * Updated

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