Frank Mba, an assistant commissioner of police, had been appointed the police public relations officer (PPRO).
Abubakar Adamu, the inspector-general of police, appointed Mba as the police spokesman on Wednesday, a day after he assumed office.
Mba had served as the police spokesman between 2012 and 2014, before being replaced by Ibrahim Idris, immediate past inspector-general of police.
In a statement from Aremu Adeniran, deputy force PRO, the new police spokesman resumes with immediate effect.
Until his appointment, Mba was working at the special fraud unit (SFU), Ikoyi, Lagos.
According to the statement, Moshood is being redeployed to “other national assignment”.
Below is the full statement:
The Inspector General of Police, Ag IGP AbubakarAdamu Mohammed mni, has appointed a new Spokesman for the Nigeria Police Force. He is ACP Frank Mba. He takes over from Moshood Jimoh, an acting Deputy Commissioner of Police who is being redeployed to other national assignment. Until his appointment, Frank was working at the Special Fraud Unit (SFU), Ikoyi- Lagos. The posting is with immediate effect.
Frank Mba, an Assistant Commissioner of Police and a Lawyer, is an alumnus of the University of Lagos where he studied Law. He also has a Master’s Degree in Law from the University of Dundee, Scotland- United Kingdom. A product of the Nigeria Police Academy, Kano where he had his initial police training, Frank is a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy, Quantico- USA. He also holds a Certificate in National and International Security from the Harvard University, USA.
A former Police Spokesman- both at the national and the Lagos State Command levels, Frank is an experienced communicator and image maker. The new Inspector General of Police has therefore charged him to bring his wealth of experience to bear in revamping the image of the Force, improving the relationship between the citizens and the police, bridging existing communication gap between the police and its stakeholders, and assisting the IGP in realizing his Mission and Vision for the Force and the nation.
A passionate and versatile police officer who has worked in multiple police units and departments across the country, Frank has attended some of the finest Law Enforcement trainings, both within and outside Nigeria. These include:Countering Violent Extremism and Police Leadership Course at the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA), Roswell, New Mexico, USA (2018); Strategic Leadership and Command Course, Police Staff College, Jos (2017); Crisis and Disaster Management Course, Israel (2013); Managing the Media in Crisis Situations, School of Media and Communications, Pan Atlantic University, Lagos (2013); US-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program, with special focus on International Crime Issues, Washington DC (2010); General Criminal Investigation Course at the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA), Botswana (2009); Middle Management Course on Global Peace Operations in Vicenza, Italy (2008); amongst others.
He was a member of the Nigeria Police Contingent to the United Nations Peace-Keeping Mission in Liberia between 2006 and 2007, where he distinguished himself through a combination of hard work, professionalism, and discipline, thereby earning himself the prestigious UN Medal. He has since assumed duty as the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Force Headquarters, Abuja.