A new Assistant Inspector-General of Police, AIG Paul Ojeka Odama has resumed as the new AIG in charge of Zone 11, Police Headquarters in Osogbo.

The news of his resumption was contained in a statement signed by the Zonal Police Public Relations Officer, Ayeni Benjamin on Thursday in Osogbo.

Zone 11 Police Command comprises Osun and Oyo States.


The statement said the immediate past AIG, Olarewaju Oladimeji has been redeployed to the Force Headquarters in Abuja as Force Secretary and he has since resumed duty.

The statement revealed that the new AIG hails from the Yala local government area of Cross River State and attended Christ the King Primary School, Okpoma and Mary Knoll College, Ogoja both in Cross River State.

”He has a B.sc in Sociology – ABU Zaria, PGD Management, UNICAL Calabar, MSC Criminology, ABU Zaria, MBA, UNICAL and is also a Chartered Accountant.

“Also, Odama joined the Nigerian Police Force in 1990 as Cadet ASP Course 16 member and learnt the rudiment of police work in Kebbi State Command.

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“He worked as DCO Birnin Kebbi, DPO Koko Besse, Yauri, Sakaba Divisions and transferred to Zone 7 Abuja as O/C Federal Anti-Robbery and later transferred to Abuja FCT Command and became DPO Maitama, Lugbe, Kwubua, Buwari, Gwagwalada.

“The new AIG was also transferred to Kaduna State and served as DPO Birnin Gwari, Kakuri, Rigachuku, Angwaa Sanusi Divisions.

“Odama, in the cause of policing went on a foreign mission to Pristina, Kosovo and also the United Nations Mission at Monrovia Liberia, UN mission to Estimo, Indonesia in 2008, as District Commander, Oecusse, also known as Oecusse-Ambeno where he was the only black man posted as a District Commander out of 13 District Commands in that country.

“The new AIG bagged several awards and the most proactive DPO in Kaduna State in 2011 and best Area Commander in Osun, 2015.

“Odama has a well-established family life married with children.”