The new Federal Capital Territory, FCT Commissioner of Police, Benneth C. Igweh has assumed duty as the 31st CP in the nation’s capital city amid the deteriorating security situation.
The new CP took over from Haruna G. Garba following the former Commissioner’s promotion to the rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG.
Before his latest appointment, Igwe was on January 17 appointed by the Inspector-General of Police, Olukayode Egbetokun, as the Commander of the FCT Special Intervention Squad.He was once DCP, OPs in the FCT Command.
CP Benneth C. Igweh was born on the 7th of October, 1968. He hails from Akatta Oru-East Local Government Area of Imo State, Nigeria.
His resumption of office was contained in a statement issued on Friday by the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh.
According to the statement, the CP, while addressing Senior Officers of the Command in the first meeting of his administration, urged officers to be dutiful and to wake up to their responsibilities, as his administration will have zero tolerance for laxity.
He further stated that his administration will be characterized by nothing short of policing in line with best global practices, respect for fundamental human rights, visibility policing, and a proactive approach to security challenges in the territory.
He equally urged residents of the territory to continue working with the Police in intelligence gathering and other areas that might help in restoring peace to the city