What today has blossomed into the ubiquitous Rapid Response Squad, a unit of the Lagos State Police Command started out as “Operation Sweep”, a joint Army, Navy, Air Force cum Police crack teams to combat the then growing rate of crime in the metropolis during the administration of Col. Buba Marwa.
RRS in this period didn’t have much teeth to bite and fight until the administration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu came on board.
The administration in repositioning and adding bite to the force re-christened it rapid response squad. The administration allowed the Nigerian Police to assume total responsibility of the services of RRS in order to reflect new democratic dispensation at that time.
Building on the strides of his predecessor, Governor Babatund Raji Fashola injected public- private partnership by setting up a committee headed by the former Inspector General...
Born in Lagos Island; had his post-primary education at Mayflower Junior School, Ikenne, Ogun State; attended Pobuna Secondary Grammar School, Epe; and Saint Gregory’s College, Lagos.
Obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English (Education) at the Lagos State University; post Graduate Diploma in International Relations and Strategic Studies at Lagos State University; a Certificate in Personal Protection in the United Kingdom; and has Master in Public Administrations at Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, Ondo State.
He joined the Nigerian Police in 1992 as Cadet ASP and was trained at the Nigeria Police Academy, Kaduna. He has served as DPO in various divisions and states. He was Officer-in-Charge Anti-Fraud; and also in other capacity, which include:
- Directing Staff at the Nigeria Police Academy, Kano
- Led the first Police Contingent into Darfur, Sudan (AMIS)
- Commander Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and Anti-Kidnapping Unit in 3 states
- 2IC Rivers State Criminal Investigation Department (CID)
He has attended many police trainings, some of which include Small Arms Smuggling in Botswana, Internet Fraud in Cambridge University, United Kingdom, amongst others
He has attended many police trainings...