I survived fighting Boko-Haram, Niger Delta militants, IPOB – Anambra CP


Anambra Commissioner of Police, Aderemi Adeoye, has retired from the force after 35 years of service.

He said it was time to move into full time business to challenge the richest man in Africa, Aliko Dangote, reports The Nation.


He bowed out of the Police Force yesterday at the Dr Alex Ekwueme square where friends, colleagues, Anambra State Government and associates gathered to wish him well in future endeavours

Adeoye said: “I have been through militancy in Niger Delta, Boko Haram in North East, fought IPOB militancy in the Southeast, and I’m glad that I’m alive today, despite gunfire and bombs we have encountered, I do not have any scare on me.

“I thank NPF for the opportunity to serve and Nigeria for investing in me through trainings at home and abroad. I have been privileged to be trained in Ghana, England, Israel, California and more.

“I have served abroad in the United Nations and this career gave me opportunities for self development, and these have prepared me for retirement. It’s been a unique privilege serving Anambra.

“I’m proud of my men at Anambra State Police command. You are gallant, heroic and never giving up. We didn’t achieve anything through individual efforts but with other sister agencies.

“In 2018, I founded an investment club, Alpha Trust Investment Club (ATIC) Limited. We started it with a modest sum of N54 million but today we have investments worth over N20 billion.

“That will be my full time business from Wednesday May 1. We have been investing and now we want to go into full time business and we will in the next 10 years give Dangote a run for his money,”he said.

Governor Chukwuma Soludo, represented by his Deputy Governor, Dr Onyekachi Ibezim, commended Adeoye for his efforts in helping Anambra Government in fight insecurity.

He said: “There’s a time to start and a time to begin and a time to end everything. We knew today would come.

“The CP came to Anambra and has played his role meritoriously. He came when Soludo was tackling insecurity and people were in the bush fighting lawful citizens.

“Adeoye came in at the same time with his own style and dedication, sincerity of purpose and doggedness and within a short space, Anambra is now calm. It is not over until it is over and the fight is still sustained.

“If it were in our hands, we will say let this good man continue, because we are happy with his works.

“A street has been named after him and many awards too. I’m happy to proclaim that you’re now a citizen of Anambra. We wish you well in your future endeavours.”

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