CSP AISHA HARUNA: Profile of a skillful cop

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There are women who consciously understand their purpose in life, hence they seemingly appear as career icons for every woman in Nigeria – and one of them is CSP Aisha Haruna.

Aisha was born in the early 1970s to the family of Alhaji and Alhaja Bamidele Ali Maliki, hails from Ilorin in Ilorin West Local Government Area of Kwara State. She started her early education at Wesley LSMB Primary School, Ilorin between 1977 and

1982 and Government High school Ilorin from 1983 to1988. She bagged a Diploma in Law from 1990 to 1993 as well as National Higher Diploma (HND) in Public Administration from Kwara State Polytechnic between 1999 and 2000. She also proceeded to the Lagos State University where she clutched a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration from 2003 to 2005, and later, she bagged a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the same institution between 2010 and 2012.

This woman of repute joined the Nigeria Police in December 1989 and was appointed Cadet Inspector while she proceeded to Police academy, Kano from 1994 to1996.

She has served in various capacity as Divisional Admin Officer, Divisional Traffic Officer, Divisional Crime Officer, Human Right Officer, Insurance section, Police Co-operative shops in different commands and Division while in Kwara State, Anambra State Command and Lagos State respectively to mention a few.

Aisha was the Divisional Police Officer, Ikoyi, in Lagos State and while in this capacity, she has successfully:

Arrested a notorious kidnapper, Emmanuel Nwangwu and his Ghanaian wife, who are based in Ghana. They specialized in kidnapping children below the ages of 2 after posing as driver and nanny respectively, in the homes of their victims mostly prominent Nigerians 

Tracked and the eventual arrest of five kidnappers among the kidnappers who kidnapped Mrs. Rhodes Vivour, wife of a Justice of the supreme court of Nigeria and two others on 22nd May 2013.

. Rescue of  a  16  year  old Olufolabi Adeniji  pupil  of  British/American

International School and arrest of the kidnappers in a forest in Ilaro, Ogun stateon22NDMay2013, without paying ransom.

Arrested 5 burglars including ladies syndicate that specializes in stealing of gold/diamond and other costly jewelry in homes of prominent Nigerians. Their modus is that, they pose as domestic staff primarily to gain access in the form of employment and steal from the homes of their victims with any slightest opportunity.

On 15th of April 2013, one Solomon Martins ‘m’ was arrested in connection with robbery and snatching of a Toyota Corolla car with registration number KZ677KJA.

 Arrested the master  minder  of  the  kidnapping  of  Dr.  Alasa  one

AbduramonIzika‘M’inJanuary2013.He confessed to the crime.

    Arrested several other armed robbers in the comfort of their homes based on intelligence and also the rescue of various kidnapped victims.

Inrecognitionofheralloyedenthusiasm,spiritedness and dedication to duty as well as her services to humanity and outstanding innovative contribution towards the overall development to the security operation in Nigeria, CSP Aisha has clutched an avalanche of awards, these include Citizen of Integrity International Award for Courage in Management and Control by Royal Achievers International Media Network in April 2011; Award of Excellence in Crime Management by City Pride Magazine in 2011 and 2012 respectively; Embodiment of Peace Award by Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) Area ‘A’ Command in 2011; Shield of Peace Award in Appreciation of Hard Work and Dedication to Duty in securing lives and properties within Ikoyi and Lagos state by PCRC, Ikoyi Division; Award of Excellent conferred by Society for Public Orientation Against Drugs (SPODAC), 2011; Merit Award of Recognition of Selfless Service to The Nigerian Police and the Community; Merit AwardbyPCRCLionBuildingDivision2012;Merit Award by MOA 

Excellent Media Ltd as best friendly Police DPO of the year 2012 in commemoration of her 2nd Anniversary 2013; Gallant Medal of Excellent Award by City Pride Security News, 2012; PCRC- Shield of Peace Award 2011; United States Department of States Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs- Certificate and Award; MOA Excellence Media limited Merit Award 2012; City Pride Achiever’s Magazine Award of excellence 2012; City Pride Security News Award-Gallant Medal Award for Excellence 2012; Society For Public Orientation Against Drugs and Crime (SPODAC) Award; 2013 Award of Gallantry and Service Excellence, by His Excellency, Babatunde  Fashola,  Governor  of  Lagos  State;  Crime  Reporters Association of Nigeria (CRAN) 2013 Merit Award; Security Watch Africa 2014 Award in USA; Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria (CRAN) Gallantry Award 2014; Security watch Africa Awards in Dubai 2016; Africa Security Watch Awards, Accra, Ghana, 2018 as the most outstanding police operative in West Africa and many others.

She has attended several courses, trainings and programmes within and outside Nigeria, including International Visitors Leadership Programme in Washington DC (IVLP) in 2012.

Aisha is currently the officer in charge Oil Producers Guard (OPG) Lekki, Lagos where she has over a thousand personnel under her watch.

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