In a reshuffle done recently by the Acting Inspector-General of Police. Ag IGP Olukayode Adeolu Egberokun Ph.D, NPM, a new Assistant Inspector General of Police AIG Paul Ojeka Odama, psc(+) has been posted and he has assumed duty at Zone XI Command Osogbo as the immediate past AIG. Olanrewaju Yomi Oladimeji, psc was redeployed as Force Secretary, Force Headquarters Abuja.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by Police Public relations officer, CSP Ayeni Benjamin in Osogbo,on Thursday.
The statement reads;
OF THE NEW AIG.
The new AIG is from Yala Local Government of Cross River State.
He 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 he is also a Chartered Accountant.
CAREER AS A POLICE OFFICER.
AIG Paul Ojeka Odama, psc(+). Join the Nigerian Police Force in 1990 as Cadet ASP Course 16 member and learnt the rudiment of police work in Kebbi State Command. He worked as DCO Brinin Kebbi, DPO Koko Besse, Yauri, Sakaba Divisions. 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 transferred to Kaduna State, served as DPO Brinin Gwari, Kakuri, Rigachuku, Angwaa Sanusi Divisions.
PROMOTIONS AS AN ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER OF POLICE.
Commandant Police Training School Jos.
Area Commander Ile-Ife where he was highly involved in the Security Network and Operation for the installation and coronation of His Imperial Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II.
Area Commander of Kabba Kogi State.
Area Commander Suleja in Niger State.
PROMOTION AS DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF POLICE.
Posted to INEC Headquarters Abuja,
DC State CID Kano in Kano State.
DC Zonal CID Zone 1 Kano in Kano State.
PROMOTION AS COMMISSIONER OF POLICE.
The AIG was posted as CP Maritime Lagos and CP Kwara State Command.
PROMOTION TO THE RANK OF ASSISTANT INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE.
AIG Federal Operation Force Headquarters Abuja and now AIG Zone XI Command, Osogbo.
In the cause of policing He went on foreign mission to:- Pristina, Kosovo, did an election that installed Ibrahim Rugova as the democratically elected President of Kosofo.
UN Mission at Monrovia Liberia and Supervised the election between Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and George Weah in 2005 and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf became the actual winner.
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.
COURSES ATTENDED. Attended courses in and out of the country which include;
Advance Detective Course Police Staff College Jos.
Leadership and Strategic Command Course Police Staff College Jos.
Conflict Resolution Course Latinas Kosofo.
Combat Tactical Course Mobile Training College Gwoza, Brono State.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION .
To mention but a few;
Most proactive DPO in Kaduna State 2011.
Best Area Commander in Osun State 2015.
*AIG Paul Ojeka Odama, psc (+). is a Prolific sport man who has won so many medals right from his young age.
He was at Oluyole 79 Ibadan won handball Gold Medal.
Arogbo 79 in Owerri, 110m hurdles athletics Gold medal.
Participated at NUGA ’82, ’84 and ’86.
Lagos ’87 athletics Classic-Decathlon which is for strong and all round sportsmen.
Police Games Bauchi ’90 Champion in Chess and participated in Police Games up to Uyo 2022.
He has a well established family life married with children.
Sport in different games and Reading..