Nigerian Lady Appointed New York Police Commander As Reps Hail Feat

The New York Police Department (NYPD) has announced the appointment of a Nigerian, Deputy Inspector Olufunmilo Obe, as the Commander of the 28th Precinct in New York City.  She replaces Deputy Inspector Kevin Williams who has been given a new assignment at the Counterterrorism Bureau.
Deputy Inspector Obe was appointed to the New York City Police Department in February 1994, and began her career on patrol in the 17th Precinct.  She was promoted to Sergeant in December 2000; Lieutenant in July 2005; Captain in September 2008; and Deputy Inspector in June 2012.  Deputy Inspector Obe has served in the Midtown South Precinct, 32, 25, 19 and 34 Precincts; as well as Patrol Borough Manhattan North and Police Service Area 3.
Deputy Inspector Obe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from City College, and a Master of Public Administration and Government degree from Marist College.
The African community in the New York region heartily congratulates Deputy Inspector Olufunmilo Obe and wishes her more successes at the New York Police Department.
Meanwhile  elated by the  appointment of a Nigerian, Ms. Olufemi Obe, as the precinct Commander of the New York Police Department (NYPD), the House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora yesterday congratulated her.
The committee, in a statement by its  Chairperson, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa (APC, Lagos), also lauded Ogwunike sisters, Nneka and Chinyere, who are the first siblings to be drafted as number one picks into two major basketball teams in the United States.
Obe, on her part, is the first black from the sub-Saharan Africa to have occupied such position in the history of New York Police Department.
A computer scientist and public administrator trained at the City College and Government Marist College, Deputy Inspector  Obe was appointed as Commander of the 28th Precinct in New York City to replace Deputy Inspector Kevin Williams.
She joined  the New York City Police Department in February 1994 and rose through the ranks.
Meanwhile in their statement, the Ogwunike sisters are the second  siblings drafted in the history of any American sport, next to the National Football League (NFL) Leyton brothers, making them the first to both be drafted number one picks in basketball globally, and the second siblings to both be number one picks in any major sport.
While Nneka is number one draft pick to Los Angeles Sparks, Chinyere is number one draft pick to the Connecticut Sun. Both of them are graduates of Stanford University who hail from Imo State.
The House committee while wishing them success in their various careers noted that millions of Nigerians are excelling all over the world and stressed the need for Nigeria to tap into the enormous talents and successes of Nigerians in diaspora for national development


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria


  1. We need her services more in Ngeria especially in Borno than in d USA.

  2. She is an American by behavior , hence she could achieve this feat. She can't even think of coming here. To do what?

  3. Pls dont come back.just be sending you sis.

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