Nigeria’s crime-fighters get recognition in U.S.
FOR their dexterity in crime-fighting, the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 12, Bauchi, Tunde Ogunshakin as well as Commissioners of Police (CPs) for Imo and Delta states, Taiwo Lakanu and Usman Baba Alkali respectively have got honours at the Security Watch Africa (SWA) Awards in Houstion, Texas, United States.
At the event, which held recently to recognise outstanding African security chiefs and players, Ogunshakin emerged “Most Outstanding Crime Fighter in West and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Alkali, on the hand, clinched the “Golden Star Award for Crime Bursting in Nigeria” while Lakanu was recognised for his doggedness.
Also honoured were the CP, Maritime Command, Samuel Adegbuyi (Best Crime Bursting Police Chief in Nigeria) while Edo CP, Chris Ezike, carted home the “Best Anti-Crime Police Chief in West and Central Africa” award.
Not left out of the honourees’ list was former Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Ikoyi, Superintendent of Police (SP) Aisha Haruna, who nicked the “Best Divisional Police Officer in West Africa” diadem.
While The Guardian’s Sunday Odita was named “Most Outstanding Crime Reporter in Nigeria 2015,” President Yahya Jammeh – Babili Mansa, represented by his vice, Dr. Isatou Njie-Saidy, received the Golden Star Award for Exemplary National Service in Africa for 2015.
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