The Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, His Majesty Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, has attributed the serial successes of the new Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG, Zone 2, Mr Ahmed Ilyasu, to his thorough professionalism and commitment as well as excellent relationships with people.
Oba Adedotun Gbadebo made the remarks while receiving the former Ogun State Commissioner of Police, who had just been promoted as an AIG in Charge of Zone 2, that is Lagos and Ogun States.
According the Egba Paramount Monarch, the new Zone 2 Police Boss only had to sustain what he did to earn his many successes when he led the security of Ogun State.
The Alake recalled that Mr. Ahmed Ilyasu’s exploits in combating and stemming crimes in Ogun State, had become proverbial and had actually encouraged an excellent and conducive healthy economic activities in the State.
Alake noted that Ahmed Ilyasu was a fantastic team player, who carried along his Command and Ogun State Police Community Relations Committee, PCRC, in making Ogun State one of the safest States to reside and do business.
The Egba Paramount Monarch referred to Ilyasu’s posting to Zone 2 as a homecoming for him to continue his good works, adding that he should not relent in getting higher results.
The Alake assured the AIG that he would sustain prayers for him and should therefore expect more successes from God through more exploits.
Oba Adedotun Gbadebo also commended the Ogun State Police Public Relations Committee PCRC, for their past cooperation with the Police, especially the new AIG, adding that they should keep up their best tradition of security synergy, which he said had made them one of the best in Nigeria.
Concluding the Alake disclosed that the AIG’s successor, the Ogun State Police Commissioner, Mr. Kenneth Ebrimson, had also assured him that Ogun State would continue to be secured under his watch, adding that, the top hierarchy of Zone 2 of the Nigeria Police to give Mr Ahmed Ilyasu and Mr. Kenneth Ebrimson, total support and loyalty to successfully carry out his assignments in the Zone, praying that they would all be successful.
Earlier in his address to the Alake and Egba Chiefs, the former Ogun State Commissioner of Police, and now AIG, Zone 2, Mr. Ahmed Ilyasu, thanked the Alake and the people of Ogun State for making his task as the Ogun State Police helms man successful adding that it was the same support he had come to ask for.
Mr. Ahmed Ilyasu disclosed that he strongly believed that Allah had answered Alake’s prayers over him and he was personally grateful to the Monarch because those prayers were very potent.
The new AIG further recalled that he was very closed to the Alake and would always sought his advice on security matters even in the night and the Alake would readily and happily oblige him.
He revealed that had always Alake led other Traditional Rulers to fully cooperate with the police in securing Ogun State, hence Nigeria.
On his posting to Zone 2, the AIG said that he was in Abeokuta to inform Ogun Government about the new frontier of modern policing for Lagos and Ogun States, adding that he was here in Ogun, to once again seek the usual support of the Government, Traditional Rulers and the generality of the people for the success of his new assignment, while at the same time asking prayers for his advancement in life.
The entourage of the AIG comprised CP Kenneth Ebrimson of Ogun State, DC Abass of State CID, Superintendent Uba of ZIS Ikorodu; Superintendent Megbope of ZIS Ikorodu; Dsp Hauwa Zonal PPRO, Prince Oyeyemi PPRO Ogun; Superintendent Tijani Muhammed O/C SARS Ogun; Ven Dr Samson Kunle Popoola, State Deputy Chairman PCRC Ogun State; Hon Akinlabi of PCRC Adatan Area Command, Hon Yomi Whyte of Metro Area Command and AC Musiliu Aliu Area Commander Metro and other PCRC State Executives and members.
The Egba Monarchs and High Chiefs present at the occasion were Aare Egba Ganiyu Babayeju, Oba Olu Oke-Odo,Muftau Akindele; Onijaye Titun, Oba Nofiu Otunba; Olu Obada Oko, Oba Femi Solaja, the Bantun, Kehinde Sofenwa; the Bobatolu, Mathew Koleosho;
Aare Bobagunwa, Victor Abiodun Adebayo; the Baamowe, Professor Ajao Adelekan; the Onimo-ero, (Engr) Tokunbo Odebunmi; and the Aare Baaroyin, Layi Labode.