Following the retirement from service of the former commissioner of police Ogun State Police Command, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun, the Inspector General of police IGP Alikali Baba Usman has posted a new officer to the command, the person of Lanre Sikiru Bankole, Thecitypulsenews.com reports
The new commissioner of Police is a graduate of English language from the prestigious University of Lagos hailed from Lagos island local government area of Lagos State
He joined the Nigeria police as a cadet assistant superintendent of police in March 1990, and has worked in various capacity in different parts of the country such as Akwa Ibom police command, Ebonyi state police Command, Port Authority police Command as well as Ogun State Police Command.
The new CP is a familiar face in Ogun State, as he has at different times worked as divisional police officer in Abigi, Sango, Agbara and owode Egba respectively.
Lanre Sikiru Bankole has also served as Area Commander Shagamu Ogun State, as well as zonal sports officer.
He was one time the assistant commissioner of police in charge of port CID at Port Authority police Command.
When he was promoted to the rank of Deputy commissioner of police, he was posted to Interpol section of FCIID Abuja as DC Admin and investigation from 2017 to 2020.
He got promoted to the rank of commissioner of police in June 2021 and was posted as CP Interpol Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Alagbon Lagos, where he served until his current appointment as the new commissioner of police Ogun State Command.
Lanre Sikiru Bankole has attended various professional courses within and outside Nigeria, notable among them are; junior command course, intermidiate Command course, strategic leadership and Command course at police staff college jos plateau state.
He also attended Financial crime course at Administrative staff college (ASCON) Badagry as well as United Nations logistics officer’s course at Koffi Annan peace keeping and Training center Ghana.
He is an holder of Bachelor of Art Degree in English and literature from University of Lagos. He also has LLB in law from Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago Iwoye and BL from Nigeria Law school Lagos.
He is happily married and the marriage is blessed with wonderful children.