IGP Charges Personnel On Talent Development, Commends Constable For Winning Title

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has commended a police constable, Mary Yetunde Aina for making the nation and Nigeria Police Force proud.

Mary Yetunde Aina who is fondly called ‘Iron Abbey’ has won several awards and recommendations as a Boxing Referee as a beginner.

The police constable defeated United Kingdom’s Laura Pain, at the International Championship Bout to become the World Boxing Foundation (WBF) International Super Bantamweight title belt.

The competition took place at City Coast Centre in Portslade, East Sussex, London on Friday, February 18, 2022.

In a statement signed by the Force Headquarters Acting Spokesman, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, and obtained by Africa Investigative Magazine, the police boss commended Mary Yetunde and charged other personnel to emulate her.

It was gathered that Iron Abbey is one of the police officers in the Lagos State Police Command.

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IGP noted that she has made a difference in the boxing sphere by winning notable awards and recommendations as a Boxing Referee at the amateur level.

The statement reads in part; “She is equally a renowned boxing judge and professional boxer with a clean sheet and several amateur wins to her name.

“The IGP, who intends to receive the champion in Nigeria on arrival soon, commended the cop for her courage and giant strides in making the nation and the Nigeria Police Force proud.

“In the same vein, the IGP called on sports enthusiasts within the Force to be unrelenting in developing their skills and dauntless in charting new frontiers in the world of sports.

“Similarly, IGP while applauding the unprecedented feats recorded in the Nigeria Police Sports circle, charged officers of the Nigeria Police Force to develop and diversify their talents towards the advancement of modern policing strategies that are capable of strengthening the internal security of the country as required,” it said.

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