The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has announce the demise of a serving Commissioner of Police, Rivers State Police Command who passed on at the age of 56 years.
CP Francis Odesanya died on Tuesday after a brief illness at Sterling Hospital Ahmedabad-Gujarat in India.
The late CP was enlisted into the Force on the 1st February, 1986 as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police and rose through the rank.
He served as Deputy Commissioner of Police Department of Operations and that of Finance and Administration in Rivers State before he was promoted and posted as Commissioner of Police Rivers State Police Command on July 20, 2016, the position he held until his death.
In a statement by the spokesman of the police, Jimoh Moshood, the IGP commiserated with the family and government and people of Ogun State over the death of the police officer.
“The Inspector General of Police and his management team, on behalf of the entire officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force wishes to commiserate with the ODESANYA family of Ikenne Town, Ogun State, the Government and good people of Ogun State on the demise and passage unto glory of their illustrious son, CP. Francis Mobolaji Odesanya.
“May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace and the good Lord grant his family and the Government and good people of Ogun State the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.
“Meanwhile, a condolence register has been opened at the reception of the Force Headquarters and Rivers State Police Command headquarters, Port Harcourt for the personnel of the Force and members of the public to append their condolence messages.
“Burial arrangements will be announced after consultation with the family,” added the statement.