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Benue gets new Commissioner of Police

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Benue gets new Commissioner of Police

The Police Command in Benue State on Thursday said Mr Bartholomew Onyeka  had assumed duty as its new Commissioner of Police.

This was contained in a statement signed by SP Sewuese Anene, State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi.

The statement stated that CP Onyeka joined the Nigeria Police Force on March 3, 1990 as Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police.

The officer has served in various states across the country in operational, administrative and investigative capacities.

Some of the positions he held included Commander, Operation Smash; Commander, Operation Rescue; Commander, Operation Festival and Commander, Operation fire for fire, all in Imo Command.

He was also former Assistant Commissioner of Police, Administration, Abia Command; Deputy Commissioner of Police Administration (DCPA), Imo Command; DCPA, Zamfara Command and DCPA, Zone 1 Kano State.

The new CP was promoted to the rank of Commissioner of Police on June 3, 2021 and posted as CP In-Charge Force Communication, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

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He served as Commissioner of Police, Plateau State Command from Nov. 4, 2021 to Aug. 2, 2023, before his posting to Benue State.

He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and Defence Studies Association of India (DSAI).

CP. Onyeka had taken over from CP Julius  Okoro and pledged his commitment to protect lives and property in the state.

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