CP Ngozi Vivian Onadeko has assumed duty as the first ever female Commissioner of Police for Oyo State Command.
Her posting to Oyo State was contained in a release with reference number AZ: 5250/OY/PPRO/VOL. 6/7 and signed by the state Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), CSP Olugbenga Fadeyi and made available to journalists in Ibadan, the state capital on Friday.
The new Commissioner of Police however assured the residents of maximum protection of lives and property while she asked for their cooperation by continuously making available credible information that will help in policing Oyo State better.
Vivian Onadeko is an alumnus of the prestigious Imo State University, Imo State where she bagged BSc. (Hons) degree in Sociology in 1985. She later proceeded to University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos State where she also bagged Master degree (MSc.) in Criminology.
She was appointed into the Nigeria Police Force as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (POLAC/ Cadet ASP Course 15) on 15/03/1988 and was trained at the Nigeria Police Academy Annex, Kaduna State between 1988- 1989.
She has served in various administrative and operational capacities. She was at Crime and Staff Officer SOI, SOJ between 1989- 1993 in Imo State Police Command.
From 1993- 2001, she served as a directing staff at Police College Ikeja, Lagos State. She equally served as Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Divisional Crime Officer (DCO), Area Crime Officer (ACO), Staff Officer and Chief Superintendent of Police (Admin) all in Lagos State Command. She was later redeployed to Police Academy Kano in 2008 as a directing Staff.
Between 2009- 2016, as an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), she was AC Intelligence, (FIIB), FHQ Annex, AC X-Squad FCIID Alagbon, Area Commander, Eastern Port Authority Police Command, Port Harcourt.
She was 2I/C Command/Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of ‘Administration’ Delta State Command, between 2016- 2019 from where she proceeded on course to the National Defence College on 1st September, 2019.
Onadeko replaces Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu, who has since been redeployed by the Police Service Commission for another assignment.