While a lot of Nigerians would have no reason to call the police their friend, a few in the force have endeared themselves in the heart of the nation.
One of such is the Divisional Crime Officer, Isolo Police Division, Superintendent of Police Oyinpreyebofa Frances Giese-Adamu, Nee Nemisinghan.
Popularly referred to as the “THE PEACE AMBASSADOR” in police circle, Oyin as she is fondly called, believes so much in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) which she has used to resolve cases that ordinarily should have ended in the court of law.
The plank upon which SP Giese- Adamu was honoured with ‘Excellence in Security Service Award (Alternative Dispute Resolution –ADR) was the case brought before her by a married couple Mr. and Mrs. Kayode Dare who were seeking a divorce; But instead of allowing the couples have their ways, as a wife and mother; she used her personal money, time and wisdom to settle the grievance between the two parties as the couples are back joyfully all thanks to the amazing SP Oyin.
Superintendent of Police Oyinpreyebofa Frances Giese-Adamu.
It was indeed an emotional atmosphere as the video interview of the couple Mrs Joy Kayode Dare was played at the Lagos @50 Hall of Fame Awards which held at the Sheba Event Center under the distinguished Chairmanship of Sir. Demola Aladekomo Founder Chams Plc and Chairman, Smart City Resort Plc.
On what motivated her into taking that noble action of saving the collapsing marriage, Giese –Adamu said, “When I was joining the police I made up my mind that I was going to make impact and I have done so with the best of my ability.
“People keep asking me why I like peace and can go extra mile to ensure that cases brought before me are settled amicably without rancour and I say the motivation comes naturally with the help of God. When I listened to that couple I just felt that this can be resolved if they will just listen and communicate and discuss the issues. And that settlement came with a lot of sacrifice and I don’t regret it because the couples are happily and joyfully together again. This is not the only case, there was another case of a driver that was accused wrongly of stealing by the boss, but after listening intensely to the driver, I knew deep down that this young man did not steal the money but because the boss was insisting that he has to be charged to court I had to issue my personal Cheque just to ensure the matter ended amicably because I was more than convinced that the driver didn’t steal the money. I believe so much in Alternative Dispute Resolution She said.
Assistant Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari , Don Pedro, SP Ogiese-Adamu, others.
Also speaking at the event, the president of TECHTV, Mr. Don Pedro Aganbi organiser of the Lagos @50 Hall of Fame Awards said “What SP Giese –Adamu did is uncommon in the Nigerian police space and indeed our society. It has further buttressed the fact that the Police are truly our friend. In a society where marriages are falling every day, if there is a woman, a police woman for that matter resolving issues amicably that should ordinarily ended in the law court, I think it’s worth mentioning and celebrating” Aganbi posited.
SP Oyinpreyebofa Frances Giese-Adamu Nee Nemisinghan is a graduate of Socialogy and also holds a Master Degree in industrial Labour Relations both at Delta State University, Abraka.
She was enlisted into the Nigeria Police as a cadet (ASP) Assistant Superintendent of Police in 2002 trained at Police Academy, Wudil in Kano before she was posted to Enugu State after passing out in 2004 from the academy.
She has attended several courses and conferences home and abroad, she is a member of International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and also a member of International Association of Women Police.