Adebayo Adeoye

Adebayo Adeoye, Police chief, born 18 April 1949, in Ede, Osun State, Adeoye attended United Primary School, Ilorin, Kwara State; Baptist Secondary Modern School, Ara-Ede, Osun State; ljebu Muslim College, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State; and Ahmadu Bello university, Zaria, where he obtained a degree in Geography. During the compulsory one-year national service, Adeoye served as a  teacher at Government Teachers College (now Government Secondary School, Ikot Ansa, Calabar, Cross River State. He joined the Police on 1 August, 1976: In 1978, he was attached to Central Police Station, Port Harcourt, State CJD, MTD and ‘A Department. In 1980, he was made a DPO at olu Obasanjo Division, Port Harcourt. He moved to three other divisions- Oyingbo, Bonny and Special Area Division-as DPO. In 1981 he was made 2i/c of Criminal Intelligence Bureau (CIB), Rivers State Police Command.

By 1985, Adeoye took charge of the CIB. He was also director, Liberal and Management Studies, Police Staff College , Jos, in 1992. He had also been Principal Staff Officer (PSO) to two Inspectors General, In 1999, Adeoye was appointed Commissioner of Police, Jigawa State. Three years later, he was promoted as AIG and made to head Zone 2 Headquarters, Onikan, Lagos. The appointment lasted for 10 months, after which he went to the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru. He is currently DIG, in charge of ‘B’ Department (Operations), Federal Headquarters, Abuja.

Adeoye, who is widely travelled, is a member of the Institute of Public Administration of Nigeria. He also has membership of the Nigerian Institute of Management and Island Club, Lagos. Though Adeoye is qualified by virtue of experience, he wasn’t chosen to succeed Sunday Ehindero as IG presumably because he hails from same South-west region as his boss[i].







[i] The NEWS, 28 May, 2007

Tope Apoola
Profession: Writer