A statement issued in Port Harcourt by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Ahmad Muhammad, said Adebanjo succeeded Musa Kimo, who has now been deployed to the Force Headquarters, Abuja.
Muhammad said: “The new Commissioner of Police joined the Nigeria Police in 1984 as Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police and rose through the ranks to his present rank of Commissioner of Police in 2012.
He is a holder of bachelor and masters degrees in Criminology/Criminal Justice Administration and Management obtained from the University of Central Oklahoma, United States of America. He is an alumnus of the elitist National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos.
“He has served in various capacities in the force; he was in the recent past the Commissioner of Police Explosive Ordinance Disposal (Anti-Bomb), Force Headquarters, Abuja and Commissioner of Police Edo State Command. He was until his present posting a Commissioner of Police, Force Headquarters, Abuja.”
He said Adebanjo has an impeccable track records in crime fighting and had attended various development courses both at home and abroad.
“While assuring the good people of Rivers State to remain confident and trusting in his ability to dutifully discharge the police constitutional mandate of ensuring public peace and security; the Commissioner of Police appeals for their cooperation, support and understanding to enable him put in place virile and sustained security architecture that will bring the crime level in the state to an appreciable level,” the statement said.