By Longtong Ibrahim
Kaduna (Nigeria) – The Nigeria Police Force has announced the dead of one of its Commissioners, serving in the Rivers State Police Command, Francis Mobolaji Odesanya, who died at the age of 56 in an Indian Hospital.
Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has condoled with the family and people of Ogun state.
Spokesperson of the Force, Jimoh O. Moshood in a statement stated that: “with a heavy heart and deep sense of loss regrets to announce the demise of a serving Commissioner of Police, Rivers State Police Command who passed on at the age of 56 after a brief illness at Sterling Hospital Ahmedabad-Gujarat in India.
“The Inspector General of Police and his management team, on behalf of the entire officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force wish 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.”
Late Francis Mobolaji Odesanya, according to the statement 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 the 20th July, 2016 – the position he held until his sudden demise on 31st January 2017.