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Ogun: Farewell Ebrimson, Welcome Ajogun

Retired CP Kenneth Ebrimson (right) welcoming the new CP Edward Ajogun in social distance protocol

Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji 
ABEOKUTA - Amidst pomps and pageantry, the immediate past Commissioner of Police in Ogun state, CP Kenneth Ebrimson handed over the banton of leadership of the command to his one time DCP (Operations), Edward Awolowo Ajogun who after attaining the rank of CP now posted to Ogun State.

Ebrimson who was transferred to the Ogun State Command on 27th November, 2019 was on Thursday bowed out of service after attaining the retirement age of 60.

Operatives within the rank and file as well as senior officers could not betray their emotions as they all displayed their ecstatic with worship songs and uncontrollably dancing steps. 

Ebrimson who described the new CP Ajogun as a dynamic crime fighter and robust officer urged him to improve upon the successes recorded in the command within his eight months in charge. 

The light-skinned retired Police boss said, "Today is symbolic day for me, symbolic in the sense that my brother who received me and handed over to me on the 27th November, 2019, I am also handing over to him. 

"First and foremost I would like to thank God for giving me the strength to bow out today. My special thanks to IGP Muhammad Adamu for finding me worthy to be appointed as CP in this command. 

"I equally want to express my gratitude to the management team for their support to run this command successfully.
During my reign, our Combatant readiness, determination, zeal and total commitment to wage onslaught against criminality was with the support of PCRC, our sister agencies, traditional rulers, and the press for the balance reportage."

Ebrimson who was full of praises of Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun thanked the state government for supporting the command with the provision of 66 new patrol vehicle, 79 motorbikes to access the bush areas and assist the command to track down traffic robbers along the Lagos-Ibadan expressways. 

He noted that, the additional 148 shield helmets donated to the state command would help to shield the officers whenever they go out for combat. 

Ebrimson thanked the State Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun for his logistics support towards providing patrol vehicle, power bike and communication gadgets.

"These equipments has helped us in crime prevention.  We tried in the command to key into the vision and mission of the Inspector General of Police through the community policing. 

"We have commissioned 6 divisional police headquarters,  they're are Bode Olude, Ayinla, Ode-Remo, Makogi stations and two police post at Araromi and FMC hospital, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta."

He therefore charged the officers and men to extend the same support given to him to the new CP.

In his response, the new Commissioner of Police in Ogun state, CP Edward Ajogun who began his short speech with praise and worship songs, gave God the glory for his new position. 

He commended the retired CP for his leadership acumen in responding to distress call and reduced crimes to its bearest minimal. 

Ajogun therefore, warned officers of the state police command to refrain from any form of misconduct as well as other acts that will force him to apply force on them. 

CP Ajogun reminded the officers that they are public servants and under democratic dispensation they must always bear in mind that the people own the police. 

The new police boss stated this on Thursday during the handing over ceremony from the outgone Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson held at the Police headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta. 

He said any act of misconduct would be viewed seriously.

The police boss assured the people of the state that the entire workforce would be driven and guarded tirelessly towards making Ogun state a better place to live and invest in. 

He vowed that, the police under his command would take the battle to the dens of kidnappers, cultists, drug dealers, and sea pirates, traffickers.

"The command will however, be decisive in handling violent conducts, especially where lives and properties are threatened. Even in such situations,  we will try as much as possible to counsel, warn and appeal to the persons involved to maintain the peace, disperse peacebly and seek alternative dispute resolution rather than engage in violence and destruction. 

"I therefore have no doubt that I will once again enjoy your loyalty,  trust and dependability. Rest assured that I will continue to play the father figure role you have always associated with me, especially in the area of your welfare,  hoping that none of you will through misconduct force me to apply the stick in place of carrots.

"Let therefore quickly remind all policemen that they are public servants and that every member of the public deserves their respect, and that any act of misconduct will be viewed seriously. I therefore appeal to the general public to reciprocate by giving back to policemen deserving respect and cooperation. After all, what is good for the goose is also good for the gander."

Happy retirement, CP Kenneth Ebrimson.

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