The new Commissioner of Police in Osun State, Mr Ibrahim Maishanu, yesterday assumed duties in the state. Mr Maishanu who hails from Yabo Local Government Area of Sokoto State succeeded Mrs. Dorothy Gimba who served as the state commissioner for one year. Mrs Gimba who is on course at the Nigerian Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru near Jos, was affected by the recent shake up in the police force.
Maishanu, according to a statement from the spokesman of the state police command, Mrs Folashade Odoro, arrived Osogbo, the state capital, on February 10, 2014. According to the statement, the new commissioner enlisted in the force as a cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) in 1984 and rose to the rank of Commissioner of Police in 2009.
The statement said Mr Maishanu who holds a degree in Management had served at various times as Commissioner of Police in Imo, Niger, Taraba and Ekiti States. He is an alumnus of NIPSS.