11th October, 2021
Ben Nebolisa Okolo is the new commissioner of police in to Bayelsa State, the Inspector general of police, Usman Alkali Baba has announced.
Okolo takes over from Echeng E. Echeng, who has been posted to Anambra State Police Command.
Okolo, who is a fellow of the National Defence College, hails from Onitsha in Anambra State.
He holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Political Science from the University of Nigeria Nsukka.
A Cop with vast experiences in policing and community safety, CP Okolo has held key positions within the Force cutting across administration, criminal investigations, operations, amongst others.
He previously served as Deputy Commissioner of Police, Force Intelligence Bureau, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Special Fraud Unit and the Head of IGP Monitoring Unit, amongst other positions.
He has also attended several leadership and professional courses within and outside Nigeria including the Tactical Command Course at the Police Staff College, Jos, Strategic and Management Training Course at the INTERPOL Headquarters, France.
The IGP has charged him to bring his wealth of experience to bear in advancing the gains in crime prevention and public safety in Bayelsa State.
The IGP equally enjoined Bayelsans to accord the new Commissioner of Police maximum cooperation to enable him succeed in his assignment.
Okolo’s posting is with immediate effect.