ADEWUSI, Sunday Adebayo

Born December 6, 1936;

Akwanga, Plateau State






He was Nigeria’s youngest Police Inspector-General ever
Gender: Male
Marital Status
  • Married
Name of Spouse Alhaja Funsho, 1963
State of Origin: Oyo
Father's Name Pa Abraham Ishola Adewusi
Father's Status Deceased
Mother's Name Princess Abeje
Mother's Status Deceased
Number of Male Children 3
Number of Female Children 2
Profession Retired Police officer , Administrator
Working Experience He was promoted Assistant Superintendent of Police in 1959; Deputy Superintendent of Police in 1962; Superintendent of Police in 1963; Chief Superintendent of Police in 1967. He became Assistant Commissioner of Police in 1969 and Deputy Commissioner of Police in 1971. At age 32, he became a Commissioner of Police in 1972 and Assistant Inspector-General of Police in 1975.
Previous Appointments:

Sub-inspector of Police, 1957; Assistant, Superintendent of Police, 1959; Deputy Superintendent of Police, 1962; Superintendent of Police, 1963; Chief Superintendent of Police, 1967; Assistant, Commissioner, Police, 1969; Deputy Commissioner, Police, 1971; Commissioner, Police, 1972; Assistant, Inspector-General of Police, 1975; Inspector-General of Police, 1981-83

International Police Association

Church Missionary Society School, Mada Station, 1944-46; Roman Catholic Mission School, Mada Station, 1947-49; Baptist Day School, Jos, 1949-50; Keffi Government College, 1951-56; Southern Police College, Ikeja, 1957-58; Man O’War Bay Course, Southern Cameroons, 1958; Detective Training School, Wakefield, England, 1959-60; Scottish Police College, Scotland, 1964.

Asiwaju of Ogbomosoland, 2003

Nigeria Police Medal; Commander of Order of the Federal Republic, 1981

Farming, hockey, fishing, swimming, table tennis

13. AlexanderAvenue, Ikoyi, Lagos

He underwent various training in the Police, even while he gather experience. Applying all that he learnt, he had commensurate appointments and elevations as to higher police positions.

Because of his qualification, seriousness of purpose and dedication to duty, when the position of the ADC to the then Governor-General of Nigeria, the Rt. Hon. Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, was vacant, he was appointed ADC to the Governor-General.

It was Sunday Adebayo Adenusi who anchored the State Banquet Ceremony on the day Nigeria was pronounced a Republic. As the Master of Ceremony for the occasion, he performed so well to the admiration of all the guests, a performance that endeared him to the heart of the guests who honored him with a standing ovation.

In 1964, he traveled to the police Staff College in Scotland for an advanced training that qualified him for top management positions in the Force. He also traveled for studies on the operation of Force at East Ridding Constabulary, Lancashire, Yorkshire

He was appointed Commissioner of Police at a tender age of 32 and an Inspector General of police at the age of 45, even above those that were senior in rank to him.

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