The Inspector General of Police, IGP Olukayode Egbetokun has appointed DCP Waheed Ayilara, as Acting Commissioner of Police in Lagos State.
Ayilara, a former Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation Department, (SCID), takes over from former commissioner, AIG Idowu Owohunwa.
Owohunwa was among the twelve Commissioners of Police approved for promotion to the rank of Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIG) by the Police Service Commission.
DCP Waheed in his charge to officers, directed all Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) in the state to sustain optimum security within their respective domains.
He gave this charge while having a strategic meeting with the officers and other heads of department serving in the command in view of the approaching Yuletide.
DCP Ayilara was at a time the Commander of MOPOL 2 with headquarters in Keffi, Lagos.
He was also the Chief Superintendent of Police in charge of Administration, CSPA, Lagos Command.
In 2020, he was transferred to the Force Criminal Investigation Department, FCID