AIG Paul Odama Resumes At Zone 11, Promises To Reduce Criminal Activities
Assistant Inspector-General of Police, AIG, Paul Ojeka Odama, has resumed as the new AIG in charge of Zone 11, Police Headquarters in Osogbo, Osun State.
Zone 11 Police Command comprises Osun and Oyo States.
A statement signed by the Zonal Police Public Relations Officer, Ayeni Benjamin on Thursday in Osogbo and made available to online security journalists stated that Odama who joined the Nigeria Police Force in 1990 as Cadet ASP Course 16 member, replaces AIG Olarewaju Oladimeji who has been redeployed to Force Headquarters in Abuja as Force Secretary.
According to Ayeni Benjamin, AIG Odama is a thorough bred police officer who is renowned for diminishing criminal activities with tactical strategies.
He emphasized that with AIG Odama on duty in the zone, “criminals would find Zone 11 very uncomfortable to operate.”
The statement revealed that the new AIG hails from 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.
“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,” the statement explained.