Governor Simon Lalong receiving the new commissioner of police, Edward Egbuka in his office on Friday 1st May 2020. (Photo credit: Josiah Jenvulu)

By M. Peter, Jos

Mr Edward Egbuka has resumed duty as the new Commissioner of Police in Plateau State.

Egbuka resumed on Friday, taking over from CP Isaac Akinmoyede who had been posted out of the State.

Plateau State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Gabriel Uba in a statement said, “On Friday 1st May, 2020 a new Commissioner of Police, CP EDWARD CHUKA EGBUKA assumed duty as the Commissioner of Police, Plateau State Command, Jos. Before he took over as the Commissioner of Police Plateau State Command, he was the Commissioner of Police Operations at the Force Headquarters Abuja.

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“The Imo State born Commissioner of Police was enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force on 15th March, 1988 as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police and was trained at the Police Academy Annex Kaduna State. He is a graduate of History and International Relations from the University of Calabar, and also has a Law degree from the River State University of Science and Technology.

“He has attended several courses in Nigeria and overseas and has held several positions in the Nigeria Police Force which includes Deputy Commissioner of Police in-charge of Operations in Osun State Command, Deputy Commissioner of Police in-charge Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Zone 7 Headquarters Abuja, Deputy Commissioner of Police in-charge of Operations Kogi State Command.

“He was Area Commander at Ogba Area Command Lagos, Idimu Area Command Lagos, Umuahia Area Command Abia State and Lantang Area Command Plateau State. He was Assistant Force Secretary at the Force Headquarters Abuja and Divisional Police Officer in several Divisions. From 1994 -1995, he was at the United Nations as a Civil Police Observer in Rwanda, East Africa. He is a member of International Association of Chiefs of Police.

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“His hobbies include long distance walking, reading, watching and playing football and listening to good music.
He a devoted Christian and is married to his wife, Eziokwu and blessed with four children. He can be contacted on this telephone number 08160270540.”

Meanwhile, Plateau Governor Simon Bako Lalong, has received the new Plateau Police Commissioner.

Gov Lalong charges the new CP to build on what his predecessors have achieved especially now that the State is working at implementing Community Policing.

The governor thanked the outgoing CP for his services to the security of Plateau State and wishes him success in his future assignments.