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Ali assumes duty as new Delta Police commissioner

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A new Commissioner of Police has assumed duty in Delta State Police Command. He is CP Mohammed Ari Ali.

CP Ali took over from AIG Hafiz Mohammed Inuwa, who was recently elevated to the rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police and redeployed to Zone 13.

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He enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force on March 3, 1990, and attended the elite Police Academy, Kaduna.

CP Mohammed Ali hails from Doma Local Government of Nasarawa State. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Library/Political Science from the University of Maiduguri, a Master of Science in Industrial Relations from the Delta State University, Abraka, and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Industrial Relations from Irish University Business School, Penbroke Square, the United Kingdom.

He is a thorough-bred professional who brings intellectualism to bear on his operational activities and believes that fighting crime is a collective effort.

He was promoted to the rank of Commissioner of Police on December 18, 2020.

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Ali is one of the officers who can proudly claim to have an in-depth knowledge of the Lagos terrain with its attendant crime characteristics. This is certainly based on the fact that out of the 29 years he has served so far in the Police Force, a major part of it has been spent in Lagos and Delta States.

The remaining part was spent at other police commands, such as Benue, Zone 7 Command, FCT Police Staff College, Rivers, and Bayelsa.

What this clearly shows is that Ali was more of fighting crime in Delta and Lagos than elsewhere, since the number of years he has served in the two states in different capacities gives him some advantage in understanding the arts and science of crime and criminality and how best to checkmate same.

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Little wonder he could tell criminals of different stock to relocate from wherever he served if they would not repent, as he has what it takes to pursue them to the gate of hell.

Having served at different times in Lagos as Crime Officer, Divisional Police Officer, Area Commander and currently Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations and Delta as the Officer in charge of general investigation SCIID, Asaba, DPO, Avenue Police Station, Warri, DPO B Division, Asaba, DPO Head Bridge, Asaba, Staff Officer Junior, Asaba, DPO Agbor, Ali stands taller than many of his contemporaries as far as policing Lagos and Delta States is concerned.

This has become evident in light of the fact that with his foiling of bank robbery in the Apapa area of Lagos in 2009 and the recovering of five AK47 rifles with 1500 rounds of live ammunition, authorities of the Police Force have chosen to entrust him with more challenging tasks wherever he is posted to serve.

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Prior to his current posting as Delta police boss, he had served as Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Administration at the Benue Police Command after spending a few weeks as the Deputy Commissioner of Police at Rivers Command and later Area B Command, Lagos.

He had also served as Divisional Police Officer at various stations in Lagos and Bayelsa commands.

He pledged to leverage on the existing security mechanisms to maintain law and order in Delta State.

He advised the public to always co-operate with the police and other security agencies.

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