New Commissioner of Police Takes Over Kwara Command, Vows to Deal With Cultism, Kidnapping 



The newly posted Commissioner of Police to Kwara State, CP Victor Olaiya, psc+, assumed office as the Commissioner of Police, Kwara State, on September 25, 2023.

He hails from Lagos State, Nigeria. He had his secondary education at CMS Grammar School, Bariga, in Lagos, where he obtained his O-Level Certificate.

He is an alumnus of the prestigious University of Lagos with Bachelor of Art (B.A.) and Master of Art (M.A.) degrees in philosophy.

CP Victor Olaiya, psc (+), did his youth service in Ilesha, Osun State.

He was appointed into the Nigeria Police Force in 1992 as a member of Course 3 of the Nigeria Police Academy and passed out as a cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police {Asp}.

His first posting was in Imo State, where he cut his teeth as a professional Police Officer, from where he was posted to Staff College, Jos Plateau State, as a directing staff.He was also posted to the Inspector-General of Police Secretariat (IGP-SEC), where he proved his mettle as an astute administrator before being moved to the Oyo State Police Command, where he meritoriously served as Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in several police stations, among which were Agugu, Agodi, Sango Divisions, and others.

He also served as the officer-in-charge (OC) of the Anti-Robbery and Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the command.
From Oyo State, CP Victor Olaiya was again posted to Zone 12, Zonal Command, Bauchi as the 2ic Operations before his eventual redeployment to the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) Abuja as a team leader in the General Investigation Section, until his promotion to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police and moved to Benue State Command as the Area Commander Gboko.

CP Victor Olaiya, psc (+), while serving as Assistant Commissioner of Police (Admin) in Nassarawa State, was promoted to the rank of Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Investment at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, before being further deployed to Yobe State as Deputy Commissioner of Police (Admin).

He was promoted to the enviable rank of Commissioner of Police in March 2023. He was thereafter deployed as the CP in charge of INEC headquarters in Abuja, from where he was posted as the Commissioner of Police, Kwara State Police Command.
CP Victor Olaiya, psc (+), attended many courses within and outside Nigeria. Among the courses attended by CP Victor Olaiya are the following: the Advance Detective Course, CPTU, Junior Command Course (JCC), Intermediate Command Course (ICC), and Strategic Leadership Command Course (SLCC). Community Policing course, Interview and Interrogation Techniques course sponsored by the Canadian government, and Anti-Terrorism Course, Libya, among others

CP Victor Olaiya, psc (+), is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (MNIM) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (Chicago), USA.

CP Victor Olaiya’s hobbies include driving and reading. He is married with children.

CP Victor Olaiya, psc (+), a strong believer in serving God through humanity and an unrepentant defender of the fundamental rights of the citizens.

While addressing the command’s strategic managers, he declared his total abhorrence to laziness, negligence, and armchair leadership style.

He spoke strongly about his determination to deal ruthlessly with all manner of criminals in the state, regardless of their nomenclature. An adherent of the rule of law using the community policing strategy in line with global best practices.




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