Here are five things to know about Mohammed Adamu, the new police boss:
VICE-PRINCIPAL, GEOGRAPHY TEACHER
Between 1983 and 1984, Mohammed, on the mandatory National Youth Service
Corps (NYSC) service year, taught geography at the Government Teachers
College in Wamba, then Plateau state. And from 1984 to 1986, he was made
geography tutor and subsequently promoted to vice-principal at
Government Day Secondary School, Gunduma, Keffi in then Plateau state.
JOINED POLICE AT AGE 25
Born in 1961, Mohammed has spent at least 33 years in
the service of the Nigeria police force. He joined as a cadet assistant
superintendent of police (ASP) in 1986, and he trained at the Police
College, Ikeja, Lagos state.
VICE-PRESIDENT AT INTERPOL
Steadily rising through the ranks, Mohammed, from 1997 to 2002, worked
as specialised officer at the headquarters of the international criminal
police organization (INTERPOL) in Lyon, France.
In 2005, he was an assistant director at INTERPOL. In 2007, he became a
director. He was elected and served INTERPOL vice-president responsible
for Africa from 2012-2014.
AIG IN CHARGE ZONE 5
Until his appointment, Mohammed has been the AIG responsible for the
management and operations of the police in zone 5 comprising Bayelsa,
Delta and Edo states. He has held this position since 2016.
HOLDS A MASTER’S DEGREE FROM PORTSMOUTH
Graduating with a bachelor degree in Geography from the Ahmadu Bello
University (ABU), Zaria in 1983, Mohammed returned to school about two
decades later for a master’s degree in international criminal justice
systems at the University of Portsmouth in the UK.
In 2018, he was also awarded a honourary doctorate degree in
international relations from Godfrey Okoye University in Enugu state
where he had served as police commissioner, The Cable reports.