Lawrence Kolawole Alawode popularly known as Ekpo, a Nigerian Police Officer attached to the Oyo State Police Command, reportedly died a day before his promotion letter was released.
According to online sources, the Nigerian Police officer died on Wednesday, March 21st after suffering from an undisclosed ailment, while his promotion letter was released on Thursday morning.
In a tribute to the late Police Officer, Steven Adedamola Goodwill wrote;
It’s quite unfortunate that you gave up the ghost yesterday while your promotion signal was released this morning……
May God Almighty gives the wife and children you left behind the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. Amen
Rest in peace Lawrence Kolawole Alawode (Ekpo)
Ishola Iyabode Olajumoke wrote;
The last time I saw you at Oyo west police station, I did not recognized you, until u said Iyabo se kosi. I totally shocked when i read the name on your uniform. You narrated what lead to your ailment, I promised to checked back on which I did just once cos I could not stand your sight. Egbon may your creator b pleased with you n forgive your short comings. Rest in peace Alawode Kolawole Ekpo.
The promotional letter of Lawrence Kolawole Alawode was released, months after the Police Service Commission announced that it has approved the promotion and confirmation of acting appointments of 250 senior Police officers.
The statement read in part:
“The Commission approved the promotion of 15 Deputy Commissioners of Police to the substantive rank of Commissioner of Police.
“They include Omololu Shamsiden Bishi, presently at the Nigerian Defence College, Abuja, He was former DCA Ogun State Command, former DC, CID, Iyaganku, Ibadan and Area Commander, Mushin, Lagos State; Isaac Olutayo Akimoyede also at the Defence College and former DC, Benue State; Aminu Pai Saleh; Makama Hamisu Usman; Mobolaji Olaniyi Fafowora; Igbodo David; Dajuma Mohammed Ibahim; Okon Etim Ene; Abang B. John; Aminu Koji Kwambe; Felix Gochuk Gani; Ibrahim Sabo Umar; Joseph Gobum Mukan; Wakil Mohammed and Abdullahi Yerima Ibrahim”.
The Commission also approved the promotion of 164 Chief Superintendents of Police to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police and 8 Deputy Superintendents of Police to the rank of Superintendent.”