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Published On: Fri, Jan 17th, 2014

Ex-Lagos Police Boss, Marvel Akpoyibo Bows Out of Police Force

Marvel Akpoyibo

LAGOS JANUARY 17TH (URHOBOTODAY)The Nigeria Police on Thursday pulled out Inspectors-General of Police, Marvel Akpoyibo an who retired from the force after reaching 60 years old.
Akpoyibo, until his retirement was DIG in charge of Training. He had served in many capacity in Lagos State. The present Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Umar Manko took over from as Commissioner of Police.
He was enlisted into the police in 1980 as Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police.

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Abubakar, described him as an officer who had exhibited courage, operational sagacity, uncommon tactical expertise and professionalism in service. “It can therefore be said that he had given a good account of himself by successfully serving the Nigeria Police with impeccable records”.
“Today, it is befitting, we honour Akpoyibo, whose live had been a profound inspiration to us. His brilliant contributions accounted for the successes of the present police management and transformation in the Nigeria police,’’ he said.
The IG said that one notable attribute of Akpoyibo was his strong dedication and commitment to the service of the nation.
He urged him to continue to support the police in every aspect of their lives even as he “permanently drop the arms and uniform”.
Akpoyibo pledged his support for the police in retirement, saying ` I will continue to support the system in my own little way’’.
According to him, the wellbeing of the nation is the wellbeing of every one.
“By the grace of the almighty God, this nation Nigeria will attain her goals and become the envy of other nations,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports many dignitaries, including the Deputy Governor of Delta, Prof. Amos Utuama, former Kogi Governor, Idris Ibrahim and representative of Bauchi Governor, attended the ceremony.
Source: NAN

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