IWENDI, (Haz) Hyacinth Azu

B.A., M.A., ANIPR, MIPA; police officer, administrator; b: Febuary, 1955; p: Ibadan; ht: Ogwashi-Uku; Iga: Aniocha South; so: Delta; m: Mrs. Oluwakcmi Bamidele Iwcndi (nee Makanjuola); nc: four; ed: St. John's Primary School, Inalcnde, Ibadan, 1961-66; St. Anthony's College, Ubulu-Uku, Delta State, 1968- 72; Ibadan Grammar School, Ibadan, 1973-74; University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1975-79; University of Exeter. Exeter, U.K.. 1993-95; Attended also. Cadet ASP Officers Course No.9, 1980-91; Officers Traffic Course No.17, 1982; Mobile Police Officers Aptitude/Conversation Course, Gwoza Hills, 1983-84; Mobile Police Unit Commanders' Course, Gwoza Hills, 1984; 2i/c Squadron Commanders' Course, Gwoza Hills, 1985; DPO Orientation/Adaptation Course. 1987; Junior Command Course, Police Staff College. Jos. 1987; Criminal Investigation and Evidence Course, Egyptian Police Academy. Cairo. 1991; Intermediate Officers Command Course, Police Staff Collgc. Jos, 1996. cr: Administrative Officer, The Nigeria Police, Gusau, Sokoto State. 1981-82: Divisional Traffic Officer. The Nigeria Police, Gusau. 1982-83; Divisional Police Officer, Bagudo. Kebbi State. 1983: Divisional Police Crime Officer. Birnin Kebbi. Kebbi State. 1983-84; dep. Squadron Commander, No.3 Squadron Police Mobile Force, Enugu, Enugu State. 1984-85; dep. Squadron Commander, Police Mobile Force No.5 Squadron. Benin City, Edo State, 1985-86; Unit Commander. No.2 Squadron, Police Mobile Force, Keffi Street, Lagos. 1986-87: Divisional Police Officer, Iyana Offa, Oyo State, 1987-88; Divisional Crime Officer, Osogbo, Osun State, 1990; District Police Officer. Iselc-Uku, Delta State, 1989-90; dep. Squadron Commander. No. 4 Squadron Police Mobile Force. Ibadan. 1990; Staff Officer II to the Inspector-General of Police. 1990-93; ag. Principal Staff Officer to the Inspector-General of Police, 1993; Public Relations Officer, The Nigeria Police Force, 1993; Commercial Fraud Officer, Special Fraud Unit. Ikoyi, Lagos. 1995; dir. of Operations, Akwa Ibom State Police Command, 1995: Divisional Police Officer, Ikot Abasi. Akwa Ibom State. 1995-98; Directing, Staff Police Academy, Kano. 1999: Area Commander, Oyo, 1999-2000; Public Relations Officer, The Nigerian Police Force, since 2000. Enlisted, Cadet asst. Superintendent of Police, 1980; Commissioned, asst. Superintendent of Police, 1981: Confirmed ASP. 1982; promoted dep. Superintendent of Police, 1990: ag. Chief Superintendent of Police, 1992; Confirmed Chief Superintendent of Police, 1993; promoted asst. comm. of Police. 1999; currently, asst. comm. of Police; Attended various International Conferences/ Seminars. Pioneer sec, retired Inspectors-General of Police Forum; e-sec. Panel on Policing Nigeria Project, mm: assoc. mem., Nigerian Institute of Public Relations; African Centre for Crime Prevention Research and Studies, Egypt; British Council Returned Study Fellows Association; Historical Society of Nigeria: International Police Association: Life mem., African/Afro Caribbean Society. University of Exeter. Exeter UK; University of Nigeria Alumni Association: Ibadan Grammar School Old Boys Association; St. Anthony's College Old Boys Association, awards: British Chcvening (British Council) Study Fellow; Best Graduating History Student, 1979; Runner-Up Best Ail-Round Graduating Cadet ASP. 1981; Chess Master,' Yabatcch All Comers Chess Open, 1978; Black Belt (2nd Dan)! Kyokushikai Karate, Vom, Jos Fiesta, 1981. sc: Ani-Nshi Club; Full Gospel Businessmen Fellowship, Oyo; founding presd., Rotary Club, Ikot Abasi, Akwa Ibom (District 9140). hob: martial arts, chess. lawn tennis, current affairs, films, writing, off: Assistant Commissioner of Police, The Nigerian Police Force.
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