12th February, 2023
By Jethro Ibileke
The Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 5, Lawan Tanko Jimeta, is dead.
He died on Sunday morning at the Benin Teaching Hospital, Edo State after a brief but yet-to-be-disclosed illness.
He resumed his appointment as AIG Zone 5, on January 13, 2022.
Zone 5 comprises of Edo, Delta and Bayelsa states.
Announcement of his death was contained in a WhatsApp post Sunday morning by the Police Public Relations Officer, Bauchi State Command, SP Ahmed Wakil.
The post reads: “Inna Lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’un. With a heavy heart but total submission to the will of Almighty Allah, I wish to announce the death of A.I.G Lawan Tanko Jimeta.
“He died at the Teaching Hospital, Benin Edo State, this morning after a brief Illness.
“To Allah, we belong and to him, we shall return, a real departure of a Godly man.
“May Almighty Allah forgive his shortcomings and reward him with aljannatul fiddausi.
“May he give the families the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss, amin.”
AIG Jimeta was a graduate of English Language from the University of Maiduguri and also a Masters holder in Peace and Conflict Studies from the National Open University.
Before now, Jimeta served in various capacities in the Nigeria Police Force, including as Edo State Commissioner of Police, Bauchi State Commissioner for Police, Personal Assistant to the AIG of Police, Department of Training and Development, FHQ Annex, Lagos State and Chief of Training, Directorate on Peace-keeping, FHQ, Abuja.
He also served as the Area Commander, Suleja Area Command.