The Special Fraud Unit (SFU) wishes to inform members of the General Public, Government Ministries/Departments/ Agencies (MDAs), Public/ Private Sector, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Deposit Money Banks (DMBs), the Diplomatic Community and other relevant stakeholders; that CP. Anderson A. Bankole an indigene of Lagos Island, Lagos State has assumed duty on 6th April, 2021 as the 26th Commissioner of Police in charge of the Lagos and Abuja offices of the Unit. He takes over from CP. Vwamhi Felix Yame, fdc who retired meritoriously from service at the age of 60.

2. The new SFU boss holds Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Masters in International Relations.

3. CP. Anderson Bankole was commissioned into the Police Force on 15th March, 1988 as a cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (C/ASP) and has served in several capacities across the Force in different parts of the country. A versatile investigator; he was Commissioner of Police, Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB) Annex, Lagos, CP. Maritime and CP. Admin, Department of Finance and Administration (DFA), Force Headquarters, Abuja; before his posting to SFU.

4. CP. Anderson is a seasoned police officer who has attended several overseas courses, a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), a sportsman and the current Technical Chairman of the Nigeria Police Sports, Vice President of Paralympic Committee of Nigeria and Member, International Table Tennis Federation (Paratable Tennis Committee).

5. The new Commissioner of Police in his maiden address to the Team Managers of the Unit reiterated his determination and commitment towards professionalism, diligent investigation of complaints and prosecution of cases with the aim of boosting investors’ confidence in Nigerian businesses in order to actualize the transformation and repositioning agenda of The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba.

6. Consequently, CP. Anderson Bankole seeks the cooperation, collaboration and partnership of members of the public, Government Ministries/Departments/Agencies, the Central Bank of Nigeria, Deposit Money Banks and the Diplomatic Community in giving useful and timely information/ responses to letters of Investigation Activities from the Unit. This will enable the Unit reduce the prevalence of fraud and sundry criminality which presently portrays the country in bad light to the International Community.