In a statement on Thursday, the fraud unit spokesman, Eyitayo Johnson, said the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, appointed Anyasinti to head the unit following her track record.
The Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba has appointed Nneka Anyasinti as the 27th Commissioner of Police, Special Fraud Unit (SFU), Lagos.
Eyitayo Johnson, the fraud unit spokesman revealed this in a statement on Thursday.
He disclosed that the new commissioner of police, who took over from the immediate past head of the unit, Anderson Bankole, becomes the second female to head the division.
Johnson added that Anyasinti has assumed duty following Bankole’s retirement from the Nigeria Police Force at the age of 60.
The spokesman said the new commissioner of police in a meeting with the personnel of the unit, charged them to be professional and diligent in the investigation and prosecution of suspects.
He said Anyasinti also charged them to respect the rights of suspects and cautioned against unnecessary detention of suspects with or without a court order’.
Anyasinti is an alumna of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and University of Nigeria, Nsukka; where she obtained a B.A. English (Education) and M.ED Administration/Supervision respectively.
She enlisted into the police on March 3, 1990, as a Cadet ASP and was trained at the elite Police Academy Annex, Kaduna.
Anyasinti had worked at several police formations, including Zone II and Lagos Criminal Investigation Department, Commandant, Police Training School, Ibadan, Marketing Manager Police Cooperative and AC Criminal Investigation Department, Airport Command.
She was also an Area Commander, Area G Ogba Lagos State, as well as DC Admin. Airport Police Command, Ikeja.
Anyasinti was also second in command and in charge of Administration at the Police Command, Delta, before her elevation and redeployment to the SFU.
The commissioner, who is married with children, is a recipient of the United Nations Medal in Support of World Peace.