The acting Inspector General of Police, Olukayode Egbetokun, has appointed Assistant Inspector General of Police, Bankole Sikiru as the Head of the Interpol National Crime Bureau, Force Criminal Investigations Department, Force Headquarters, Abuja.
The posting follows his recent promotion to Assistant Inspector-General of Police.
The posting according to a statement by the Force spokesperson, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, is immediate.
According to the statement, “The IG has ordered the posting of Assistant Inspector General of Police, Bankole Sikiru to Head the Interpol National Crime Bureau, Force Criminal Investigations Department, Force Headquarters, Abuja.
“The Inspector-General of Police while reiterating his zeal to integrate and embrace multi-agency diplomacy in achieving his vision for the Nigeria Police Force, urged the Senior Police Officer to prioritize collaboration and cooperation with international law enforcement agencies and partners in combating transnational crime, while staying updated on emerging global security threats and trends, and adapting strategies accordingly.”
Adejobi added that the IG tasked Sikiru to ensure regular updates on Interpol activities, challenges, and achievements, so as to enable the Nigeria Police to provide necessary support and guidance.
Adejobi said Sikiru had served in various operational, investigative, and administrative capacities within the Force. This includes as DCP Interpol and CP Interpol, FCID Abuja, and CP Ogun State.