Chief Superintendent of Police, Gbenga Ogunsakin, has been using his experience and knowledge on the job to transform Ojokoro area of Lagos State and its environs.

Posted to Ojokoro on March 1, 2021 after serving as a DPO in Ikeja, his reign in Ikeja division witnessed transformation in the area, most especially because all sorts of criminality associated with the police in the division became things of past, because he’s very strict, when it comes to bribery and corruption.

“In a chat with Nationalsketch Media recently, CSP Ogunsakin said, there were some groups of guys at MAO junction, within Ojokoro, they had cultivated the habit of smoking hard drugs. I arrested some of them and took them to authority (NDLEA), others had to leave the place immediately.

“Those that I arrested could not be bailed, so, others disappeared. That’s why criminality has reduced to the minimum level in the area. Before I was posted there, they used to go from house to house to rob people, but when I resumed there, nothing of such happened again.

Blocks of Flats Completed

“There had been a good relationship between our men and the community, the way we relate with the community is fantastic because if there is no good relationship they won’t have confidence in us.

“I try as much as possible to let people know that we are for them, and I tell my men that they have to relate with members of the public in a civil way.

“So, the relationship is okay. People now call us for assistance compared to what was obtainable before. They are now friendly because of the way we relate with them,” he said.

Ogunsakin said that as a Christian he believed that whatever anyone did would surely come back to him.

This soft spoken CSP Ogunsakin, a devout christian, always attend officers fellowship within premises of the station.

He added that some of his colleagues die mysteriously between two or three years after retirement due to their bad deeds, while in office.

A versed and knowledgeable police officer, who had also work with Economic & Financial Crimes Commission for many years with good track record, even as Divisional Police Officer still very much committed to serving the country.

Under his leadership in Ojokoro, the station has witnessed facelifts in personnel and structure, and some construction works are currently on-going in the station, including installation of CCTV.

He had embarked on building block of flats for personnel of the Division just remaining finishing touches to completion.

Completed Project

“I don’t look for favour from anybody, but I focus my attention on God, Ogunsakin said.

“So, if I see anyone entering into station for first time or look suspicious through the CCTV, I tell them to quicky call me such person, someone I sense had not been there before, I quickly tell them to call such a person for me that I suspect something,” he said.

CSP Ogunsakin has dedicated his life to serving the country through policing, securing lives and properties.

Just in October 2021, CSP Ogunsakin embarked on three months studying leave, which resulted in posting of acting DPO for Ojokoro division, to the surprise of many in the area, two different personnel in acting position were posted to the area.

Within the three months, residents in the area wrote petition against the first among the two acting DPOs, sighting bribery, corruption, road blocks, extortion and all manner of things, which resulted in Commissioner removing the first DPO.

On-going Project at the station

Ogunsakin is deligent on his work, if he’d back bone in Police, we should be talking about CP or AIG, in same police setting where some officer(s) enjoyed rapid promotion, Investigation conduction by our correspondent revealed, some officer are promoted every two years but in the case CSP Ogunsakin, he’s stagnant on two rank for 18 years, whereas same system allows other with rapid promotions.

CSP Gbenga Ogunsakin had Bsc in Accounting from the University of Port Harcourt, in year 2000, Master’s degree in Public Administration And International Affairs from the University of Lagos in 2014, Msc in Forensic investigation and Criminal Intelligence in 2018, PGD Criminology-Obafemi Awolowo University, 2019 and PhD in Philosophy (Honorary) USA, 2020.

CSP Gbenga Ogunsakin

He served in some foreign missions including Sudan, 2005, Rome, 2007 and he was in EFCC as an officer from 2006 to 2017.

Ogunsakin has won many awards for his good work in policing, he’s not stop but still counting.

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