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Team goals: Nigerian couple decorated as Commissioners of Police

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A Nigerian couple have etched their names in the history books of the Police Force after they were both decorated as Commissioners of Police.

Kehinde Longe and his wife, Yetunde Longe, both former Deputy Commissioners of Police, were listed among senior officers recently elevated by the Police Service Commission (PSC).

Reading their citations, the Force PRO, CP Frank Mba said the couple were course mates and joined the Nigerian Police Force on the same day.

Longe once served as the DCP in charge of operations in Oyo State, while his wife held forth at the State Criminal Investigations Department (SCID), Panti, before she was redeployed to Zone 2 Command Onikan in Lagos.

The latest wave of promotions by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba also included 22 other senior police officers, among which were two deputy inspector-generals of police (DIGs).

The two DIGs are DIG Zaki Ahmed and DIG Johnson Babatunde Kokumo.

While DIG Zaki was promoted to cover the vacant duty post that was created following the retirement of DIG Tijjani Baba who retired on October 6, 2021, DIG Kokumo will be filling the gap left by DIG David Oyebanji Folawiyo who retired on November 21, 2021.

The total number of those decorated with their new ranks include two DIGs, six assistant inspectors-generals (AIGs) and 16 commissioners of police (CPs).

Abass Latifat Olamide is an undergraduate student of English Language at the Lagos State University. She is an extrovert by nature and admires hard work and consistency. Follow her on Twitter @Lartholomo,Instagram@Lartholomo,FB page@AbassLatifatOlamide.

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