The Lagos State Commissioner of Police who was recently promoted to the rank of Assistant Inspector General Of Police (AIG), CP Idowu Owohunwa ‘stole’ the show at Thursday’s decoration ceremony of senior police officers at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.
The acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun decorated the 31 newly promoted senior officers.
The officers comprised 12 officers, including Owohunwa promoted to the rank of AIGs, and 19 Commissioners of Police (CP).
The Peacekeeping Hall, Force Headquarters, Abuja, venue of the event erupted with ecstatic shouts of cheers and joy celebrating Owohunwa as he matched before the IGP to be decorated with his new rank of AIG.
While he matched out, a crowd of well-wishers including Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and other important dignitaries accompanied him to the podium.
Brief Biography of AIG Idowu Owohunwa
AIG Idowu Owohunwa hails from Kabba, Kogi State, and was commissioned into the Nigeria Police Force as a Cadet Officer (Course 19/1996) on 15th August 1996 after graduating with a Second Class Upper Division Degree from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. He emerged as the Overall Best Graduating Cadet Officer in Professional Studies at the Police Academy, Kano.
A Nigerian, USA, UK, Israel, and Italy-trained police officer, AIG Idowu is a Chevening Scholar who holds a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice Studies and Policing from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom, a study he undertook on British Government Chevening Scholarship. He also holds a Diploma in National Security Studies from the Centre for Strategic Studies, Galilee International Management Institute, Kibutz Mizra, Israel, and a Certificate in Terrorism Financing Investigation (TFI) from the London Metropolitan Police. He additionally holds a Diploma in Cybercrime Studies from the University of Virginia, USA.