By Abuchi Onwumelu
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has approved the appointment of SP Josephine K. Ihunwo as the new Police Public Relations Officer for the Zone 13 Police Headquarters Ukpo, Dunukofia, Anambra State. She takes over from SP Nkeiruka Nwode.
By the posting, SP Josephine becomes the 2nd PPRO of Zone 13 since its creation on June 8, 2020. The zone covers Enugu and Anambra States.
SP Ihunwo was enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police in 2010. The astute and vibrant PPRO holds a BSc in Statistics obtained from Imo State University (IMSU) Owerri.
Ihunwo has served the Force in various capacities which includes Admin Officer (AO) in Kano State Police Command. She was the Second-in-Command of the ICT Department, Enugu State Police Command. She has served in the Operations Department, CP Monitoring and Investigation Unit, all in Anambra State Police Command. She is the foundation Officer-in-Charge of Anti-Human Trafficking in Zone 13 Ukpo.
Ihunwo is a vibrant sports lover and has commanded sports activities as the sports supervisor at the Enugu State Police Command. She was the Anambra State Police Command Sports Officer who led the Command to many victories with lots of medals. This elevated her to the position of Zonal Sports Officer.
She is the Acting Chairman, Cricket Association in the Nigeria Police Force, and has attended several courses locally and internationally. She is described as having moral values and thrives to uphold equity, justice and fairness in all areas of life, which, it is believed, will be greatly impactful in her new role.
SP Ihunwo can be reached on cell phone number 08144868883. She is seeking the support from all and sundry in the Zone in the discharge of her duties.