Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector General of Police, IGP, has ordered the transfer of Lawan Ado, the Kwara state police commissioner, with immediate effect.
Consequently, Idris has named Aminu Pai Saleh as the new police commissioner for the state.
Sources close to the state police command in Ilorin on Friday, April 20, 2018, told journalists that, the state police commissioner, Mr. Ado has been redeployed to Police College in Kaduna.
The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reliably gathered that his transfer might not be unconnected with the recent attack of five bank robbery that happened Offa in Offa local government council of the state.
But sources at the police headquarters, however, told journalists that the transfer was routine, and that it had nothing to do with the handling of Offa bank robbery.
According to the source, “If anything, the CP tried his best in his handling of Offa bank robbery incident before it was transferred, and he got commendations from everywhere, not any complain”
The attack officially claimed about 17 lives including 9 policemen while several people who also sustained serious injuries and now recuperating at both University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital and General Hospital, Ilorin.
Meanwhile, no fewer than thirty persons were reportedly killed in the bloody bank robbery. In view of the unfortunate development, the IGP also deployed two mobile units of the police force to Offa, even as some arrest had been made in connection with the attack.
Among the prime suspects in police net is Kayode Opadokun, the son of the foremost activist, Chief Ayo Opadokun. Saleh who was until his new appointment was in charge of Police College, Kaduna.
Sources added that Saleh, the new commissioner of police, would resume duty in Ilorin on Friday, April 20, 2018, Contacted, Ajayi Okasanmi, the state police command Public Relations Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police, who confirmed the redeployment of former commissioner of police, Alhaji Ado to Police College, Kaduna however declined further comment on the new posting of his former boss.