The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, on Sunday said the Force Management team and officers of the Nigeria Police Force regret to announce the demise of AIG Lawan Jimeta, a passionate officer and peace lover, which occurred in the early hours of Sunday at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Edo State, after a brief illness.
The Force spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, revealed on Sunday in a statement obtained by our correspondent.
The PUNCH reports that AIG Jimeta, who hailed from Jimeta in Yola North Local Government Area of Adamawa State, served in various administrative, investigative, training, and operational capacities during his almost 34 years stint in the policing career.
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Adejobi noted that he was a one-time Director of Peacekeeping, Commissioner of Police in charge of the Police Mobile Force, Edo and Bauchi State commands, Commandant Police Academy, and was until his death the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 5 Benin, Edo State.
He said, “The late AIG enlisted into the NPF on March 3, 1990 and was a dedicated officer with a great passion for training and mentorship in the field of security intelligence and peace support operations.
“A philosopher and poet per excellence, he has a collection of poems tagged ‘Songs of the Peacekeeper’ to his credit and has featured on every edition of the police ‘New Dawn Magazine’ as a guest poet.
“The IG acknowledges his ingenuity and commitment to duty. He hereby condoles with the immediate family, relatives, fellow course mates, and friends of the deceased AIG who passed away in active service of his fatherland and prays earnestly for the repose of his soul.”