Imo State, although not under the radar of high-risk Nigerian states has also had its share of crime and was once a little haven for criminals and never do wells who migrated to the little state to ease the heat off their backs. But you hardly win when you tussle with the law.
Especially when the law comes in the form of Mr. Isaac Olutayo Akinmoyede who was just recently appointed Commissioner of Police of Imo state.
Mr. Isaac Olutayo Akinmoyede took over from CP Fafowora Bolaji Olaniyi who has since retired.
The Lagos State-born Commissioner joined the Nigeria Police Force on 15th March. 1988 as a Cadet Assistant Superintendant of Police and was trained at the Police Academy Annex in Kaduna State.
CP, Isaac Olutayo Akinmoyede is a Fellow of National Defence College Abuja and has attended courses within and outside Nigeria.
He served in Zone 6 Headquarters Calabar as Chief Superintendant of Police (CSP) Administration.
He was at a time the head Stolen Vehicles Division of International Police (INTERPOL) Force CIID Annex Alagbon Close, Lagos.
He also served at Enugu State Command at different times as AC CIID and AC Operations.
As Deputy Commissioner of Police, he served at Zone 4 Headquarters Makurdi and later moved to Osun State Command as the Deputy Commissioner of Police Department of Finance and Administration as well as 2i/c Command.
The cosmopolitan Police Officer has worked in virtually all the six geopolitical zones of the country and in almost all the departments in the Nigeria Police Force.
In all the assignments given to him, he performed with distinction.
‘Happy to note is that our Commissioner of Police is media-friendly. He knows the importance of the media since he was the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Lagos State Police Command from 1991 to 1995″.
He holds a Bachelor’s Science Degree (B.Sc) in Chemistry.
Until his recent posting to this command, he was the Commissioner of Police, Plateau State.
He assumed duty as the Thirty-Sixth (36th) Commissioner of Police, Imo State Police Command.
Since his assumption of duty in the state, the crime rate and kidnapping cases have taken a downward spiral thanks to his strict, straight forward restructuring of the Imo State police force.
He has also promised to help the new Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma to the best of his capabilities.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK