January 12, 2021
Senior Police Officers led by the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone ‘2’, AIG Ahmed Iliyasu staged a colorful burial today for AIG Omololu Bishi who died yesterday.
AIG Iliyasu who represented IGP Mohammed Adamu at the burial, in Lagos, described the late AIG as “humble, responsible and dedicated to duty”.
Bishi, who was promoted as AIG less than a month ago, served as the AIG in charge of Police Armament at the Force Headquarters Abuja. His body was laid to rest at Ebony Vaults, Ikoyi, Lagos amidst tears and fanfare.
A statement by Lagos police spokesman, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi says, “AIG Zone 2, AIG Ahmed Iliyasu led senior officers in Lagos to represent the Inspector-General of Police and organised a befitting burial parade in honour of the late senior officer.
“The late officer, who hailed from Lagos Island, Lagos State, was enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force in 1988 as cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police. He was survived by his wife and kids.
“The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, NPM, mni, as a practice, had directed a beffiting burial for the late officer who was briefly sick and died on admission at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, on Monday 11th January, 2021.
“The AIG Zone 2, AIG Ahmed Iliyasu, was accompanied to the burial arena by the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, AIG Police Cooperative, AIG Aminu Saleh Pai, CP Hakeem Odumosu, Area Commanders and Commanding Officers, Police Mobile Force in Lagos and senior officers from police formations within Lagos State. The brief burial rite was witnessed by his immediate family members, representatives of the Oba of Lagos, his course mates in Police Academy, friends and well-wishers.
“The AIG Zone 2, AIG Ahmed Iliyasu, expressed shock on the sudden death of AIG Omololu Bishi, who was recently promoted to the rank of AIG. He, on behalf of the Inspector-General of Police, described the late AIG as humble, responsible and dedicated to duty. He also sympathised with the family, Oba of Lagos and chiefs and friends on his demise. He prayed that God will grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.”