General Adewinmbi replaced by Omoyele as head of Osun Amotekun Corps

Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has appointed Chief Superintendent of Police Adekunle Omoyele (rtd) as the new Corps Commander of Osun Amotekun Corps, following the expiration of Brigadier General Bashir Adewinmbi’s tenure.

The announcement was made by the governor’s spokesperson in a statement on Thursday.

Omoyele, a retired officer with 35 years of meritorious service in the Nigeria Police, previously served as the Chief Security Officer to Governor Ademola Adeleke and was later appointed as the Special Adviser on Internal Security and Local Matters before assuming the role of Corps Commander of Osun Amotekun Corps.

The statement highlighted that Amotekun is a security network established by South-West governors to collaborate with federal security agencies in addressing crimes in the region.

The appointment of Omoyele comes after Amitolu Shittu, the former Field Commander of the security outfit, resigned in 2023, shortly after Governor Adeleke assumed office.

In addition to Omoyele’s appointment, the state governor also approved the appointment of retired Assistant Inspector General of Police Wale Bass as the Chairman of the Osun Amotekun Board and retained retired Nigerian Army Captain Benedict Olusoji Akanni as the Field Commander of Osun Amotekun Corps.

The appointments, conveyed in letters by the Secretary to the State Government, Teslim Igbalaye, took immediate effect on July 3rd, 2024.

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