At his resumption as the new Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Cornelius Aderanti has declared war on all forms of crimes and criminality in Lagos state.
Aderanti, who stated this at the formal handing over ceremony at the Lagos State Police Command Ikeja, promised to build on the legacies of his predecessors in combating and riding the state which is the commercial hub of the nation as well as the state with the largest population in the country, of criminality.
Meanwhile, the outgoing Lagos Commissioner of Police, who has been deployed to Zone 2 Police command, Assistant Inspector General of Police, (AIG) Umar Manko while congratulating the new CP over his appointment encouraged officers and men of the Lagos State Command to extend their unalloyed support to the new Commissioner of Police.
Manko, in his attempt to elucidate on the prerequisites of the new CP, described him as a highly seasoned officer that is suited for the job and the task ahead.
The new Lagos Police boss, Aderanti Kayode joined the Nigerian Police Force on January 1st 1984 as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent Officer. He holds a B sc degree in Sociology from the University of Ibadan. He has served within and outside Nigeria for a long period of time. He was deployed to United Nations Mission in Kosovo in 2000 where he worked as a training instructor.
He was sent to the United States of America in 2002 as the Deputy Defense Adviser (police) at the permanent mission of Nigeria to the United Nations, New York and later appointed the Senior Liaison Adviser, Integrated Operations Team.