Benneth Igweh on Friday assumed office as the 31st Federal Capital Territory Commissioner of Police.
Following his assumption, he pledged to tackle kidnapping, ‘one chance’ robbery, banditry, and other crimes in FCT.
The CP, who took over from AIG Haruna Garba following the latter’s promotion to the rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police, is an operational police officer whose experience is believed to come in handy in the fight against criminality in FCT.
CP Igweh was born on October 7, 1968. He hails from Akatta Oru-East LGA, Imo State, Nigeria. He attended the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, where he bagged a Bachelor of Science Degree in Estate Management. His quest for further educational qualifications made him bag a Master’s Degree in Business Administration at the same university.
CP Igweh was enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force in 1996 as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of
Police and was trained at the prestigious Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State.
The CP has served in the Nigeria Police Force in several operational, administrative, and intelligence capacities.
Before his redeployment as the FCT Commissioner of Police, He was the Commander, Special Intervention Squad, Abuja.
While addressing senior officers of the Command in the maiden meeting of his administration, the CP tasked officers to be dutiful and to wake up to their responsibilities, as his administration would have zero tolerance for laxity.
He further stated that he would ensure that policing is in line with best global practices, respect for fundamental human rights, visibility policing, and a proactive approach to security challenges in the Territory.
He equally urged the good people of the Territory to continue working with the Police in areas of intelligence gathering and other areas that might help strengthen the peace vis-a-vis the security framework in the Territory.