Like the children of Issachar in the bible, who were conversant with times and season, the immediate Public Relations Officer, Lagos Police Command, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, knows when to move. In his sojourn as a dutiful police officer, he has been a reference point in discipline, commitment, dedication and focus, and so enjoys the onerous reward of appropriate elevation.
Consequently, the able cop, who was appointed the PPRO of the Command in August, 2021, replacing Olumuyiwa Adejobi, who is now in acting capacity as the Force Public Relations Officer, has deemed it fit to seek refuge with higher calling in the police rank and file, with the express collaboration of the Police authorities.
Ajisebutu’s appointment which took effect from August 6, 2021, was approved by the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba.
A Chief Superintendent of Police, Adekunle Ajisebutu, before his posting as the PPRO Lagos Command, was the Second-in-Command, Area E FESTAC Area Command, Lagos State.
He was also a former PPRO Oyo State Police Command from 2015 to 2019 and PPRO Zone 11, Osogbo from 2019 to 2020.
Ajisebutu has also worked in various capacities in the force such as Deputy PPRO, Ogun State, Personal Assistant to Commissioners of Police in Ogun State Command and Personal Assistant to the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Research and Planning, Force Headquarters Abuja, DIG Leye Oyebade (rtd) in 2021.
CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu is an Associate Member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) and a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
While the PRO of the Lagos Command, Ajisebutu proved himself as a distinguished officer, who is at home with his responsibilities, responding to matters with the alacrity of a dutiful officer. During his stewardship, public enlightenment on matters of security was always on the front burner, making it possible for the public to be aprised of situations before forming opinions, thereby nipping fake news in the bud. Between August 6, 2021 when he assumed duties in Lagos, Ajisebutu has served two commissioners of Police; AIG Hakeem Odumosu (Retd) and the incumbent, CP Abiodun Alabi, who took the reins of office on January 24, 2022.
His efforts earned him the NAOSNP Most Outstanding State Command Spokesperson Award 2021 at the annual NAOSNP National Security Conference, among many other accolades that trailed his sterling performances.
In his brief address while informing the National Association of Online Security News Publishers (NAOSNP), of his leaving the PRO office, CSP Ajisebutu thanked the people of Lagos State, the media, his two former bosses, Odumosu, and Alabi, Lagos State Police Command, the Government and good people of Lagos State, and of course the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, for their unflinching supports during his tenure.
In his good naturedly manner, he also appealed to the general public and gentlemen of the press to extend the same measure of support to his successor, continually support the Command to succeed in its fight against crime and criminality in Lagos State.
Ajisebutu’s new portfolio will be made public in the coming days.