Quintessential Supol, Olabisi Oluseyi Okuwobi, no doubt remains an icon of the Nigeria Police Force whose activities and antecedents will find a prominent portion in the annals of the history of super cops, even as a woman.
Her ascendancy to the top echelon of productive police officers in Nigeria is traceable to her track record of passion, diligence, resilience and unwavering gallantry, since her enlistment into the force.
Rising through the rungs of the Police hierarchy, from her days as Cadet ASP in 2002 to her present statuesque as a Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP, in charge of Ejigbo Division of Lagos Stat Police Command, which to a large extent is known as crisis manager’s headache due to its location; Okuwobi has made a statement that a woman can exist in a male dominated field like the police force and make a challenging difference.
Okuwobi who now reigns outstandingly, surmounting hurdles, at her current beat, served as Divisional Crime Officer here, before providence warranted her promotion and placement as DPO.
No one can however gainsay, judging by her array of exploits in crime detection, prevention and subsequent prosecution of criminal elements who previously held residents in the jugular, causing them sleepless nights; that CSP Okuwobi is poised for excellence.
Unassuming but inflexible CSP Olabisi Okuwobi remains very determined on her oars, as she seems to be unconscious of her tall records.
Instead, she vehemently struggles to surpass attainments as far as crime fighting in the interest of safety and security is concerned.
“Stallion Okuwobi, in recent times, has made her division a no-go-area for sundry criminals bursting actions. To mention but a few, she ensured the foiling of the Access bank bursting robbery at NPC Junction that led to the arrest of the robbery kingpin and recovery of pistol/ammunition; the smashing of the “NO CASE” robbery gang that terrorized Ejigbo and her environs; Arrest of human traffickers with stolen baby at Jakande Junction; rescue and arrest of fake and randy pastor in Ailegun-Ejigbo; arrest of fake nurses and baby sellers. Mrs. Florence Nkem Douglas and her cohort, Gift Michael; nabbing of deadly hemp smoker/thief; arrest of several cultists on the day of 7/7 celebration; arrest of serial defiler of teenagers Reverend Pastor Evangelist Prince Ezumart Chizemdare, founder of Jesus Intervention
Household Ministry; foiling of the kidnap of oil mogul and the flagging off of Ejigbo divisions new office complex, sponsored by Grooming center.
Ensuring these feats and more even in her as DPO at this division appears to be fanning the embers of productivity in a never-say-die CSP Olabisi Okuwobi who exists as an unrepentant enemy of the agents of crime and merchants in criminality, as she chases criminals even beyond the frontiers of her division restlessly.
Happily married Okuwobi Olabisi Oluseyi was born in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, Federal Republic of Nigeria of on February 6, 1977.
A Nigerian of the Christian Faith, she attended St. Augustine Catholic Primary School between 1982 and 1987; Muslim Girls High School, Ijebu-Ode between 1987 and 1992; Ogun State University, Ago-Iwoye; between 1995 and 2000 and The University of Ibadan, Ibadan, between 2008 and 2010, respectively.
Consequent upon this great academic adventure, she bagged the First School Leaving Certificate; Secondary School Certificate; Bachelor of Arts (B.A) English Language and Masters of Arts (M.A) in Peace and Conflict Studies.
Indefatigable CSP Okuwobi is presently pursuing a Doctorate (Ph.D) in Diaspora and Transnational Studies.
Preparatory for today; she had her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) at the NYSC Headquarters, Zone 3, Abuja between 2000 and 2001. She was Deputy Police Public Relations Officer; Head of Police, Delta State NYSC Camp; Delta State PPRO; Divisional Police Officer, Out-Benue State Command; Benue State PPRO; Oyo State PPRO; Business Development And Research Officer/Public Relations Officer/Officer-in-Charge of Computer Section, Nigeria Police Cooperative Multi-purpose Society Ltd; Divisional Crime/Police Officer, Ejigbo Division, Lagos State Versatile and versed, she remains a member of International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP): National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives: National Association of Black Law Executives: International Association of Women Police: Nigerian Institute of Public Relations etc. CSP. Olabisi Okuwobi competed with other foreign nationals in a high powered United Nations Interview for United Nations Public Information Officer (UNPOLPIO). After both oral and computer based assessment, Officer Olabisi emerged the best and thus was named the UNPOL PIO for UNMIL. A multi-award winner is the most innovative officer of this age as she explored her public relations skill to warm her way into the heart of a giant Finance company who in appreciation of the good work CSP. Olabisi is doing in Ejigbo undertake to build over 10million naira worth of a modern storey building singlehandedly for the Police in honour of this quintessential lady. With her innovative dexterity, she mobilized her men with Cement, granite and sand to rehabilitate huge potholes causing traffic gridlock at BiliaminuAkinsanya road, off NNPC Ejigbo road. A builder in police uniform presently mobilising members of her community to complete the demolished PCRC hall.
In recognition of her peculiarity and desire for excellence, she has been variously honoured and crowned – some of her diadems of glory are: United Nations Commendation Award; Award of Excellent Performance, Rotary Club – Oyo State Chapter; Award of Outstanding Performance, Red Cross Society – Oyo State; Best PRO Award in the Southwest NUJ, Oyo State Chapter, etc.
CSP Olabisi Oluseyi Okuwobi’s guiding philosophy is the golden rule – “Do unto others what you what to be done to you”.
By Chukwudi Samuel.