By Joseph Ekoja U, Lagos .
In the experience of theatre , I believe in this , there is, has been and will ever be , a tacit rivalry between actors and spectators. Actors believe that they possess skills which they are set to demonstrate in public. Thus, Spectators also believe they naturally possess acting skills except that time more pressing concerns prevent their public proof.
In contentions , the primary strategy as actors is to take the initiative right from the start of play . And having taken , sustain it to the end , giving scarce chance for Public or audience’s respite.
What is this highlights for, is simply a demonstration of our ultimate obligation is to ensure our audience (general public) perception is clasp… Nigeria Police primarily aim is to protects lives and properties across the country .
As such, Idoma born CSP Veronica Ameh- Akpa has proved herself beyond thought in her life chosen Career. From the highlights above, we can pick points the role of CSP Vera as an actor who takes initiative , sustain it , proof the ultimate obligation of her chosen career as a police woman to ensure the general public are served as well other officers around her in fighting crimes and criminality.
BACKGROUND, EDUCATIONAL CAREER WITH DISCIPLINE
Idoma born daughter, CSP Veronica Ameh-Akpa was born in Jos, Plateau State to the Noble family of late DSP James Ameh (Rtd) and Mrs. Amina Ameh from Otukpa in Ogbadibo local government area of Benue State. CSP Veronica attended Catherine Primary School Markudi, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Primary School Makurdi , further her secondary education at popular Saint Anne’s Secondary School, Otukpo all in Benue State. The young Vera quest for greatness and achievement keeps boiling like a woman in labour with desire to see a New Dawn ( New Baby ) despite any pains she will encounter. The young beautiful Lady proceeded to the pretigious number one tertiary institution in the Northern part of Nigeria Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria were she obtained her B.Sc Degree ( First Degree) in Business Administration in 1999. Thereafter, CSP Veronica moved and obtained her Master’s Degree in Business Administration in 2004 from the same Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. Her (Vera) tenacity and pursued for knowledge keeps wind up like air freshener, She further bagged other degrees including Executive Diploma in Crime Prevention and Community Safety from Elizade University.
The beauty to behold idoma daughter have served in various capacities suc as O/C Confidential Registry Katsina State Police Command, Divisional Traffic Officer (DTO) ,Divisional Crime Officer (DCO) and acting Divisional Police Offficer (DPO) all at Sabon Gari Divisional Headquarters, Katsina State.
In 2008 to 2009, Veronica was posted to Lagos State where she served as O/C Gbagada Police Post. Later transfer to State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti Yaba, where she served as Team Leader, 2ic and also Acting OC Anti-Fraud Section between 2009 and 2013 respectively.
In between 2010 – 2011, she served in the United Nation’s Peacekeeping Force in Unamid, Darfur, where she served as O/C(Officer-in-Charge) Sector North Gender and Child Protection Unit.
In August 2013, she had another call to service as Desk Officer, Gender and Youths, then 2ic Zonal Intelligence Bureau (ZIB) at Zone 2 Headquarters Onikan, Lagos and also as Acting OC (Officer-in-charge) ZIB from October 2014 – February 2015. In February 2015, in recognition of her dedication to duty and hard work, she was posted as OC (Officer in Charge State Intelligence Bureau, Lagos State Police Command – the first female to hold the position. Originally Idoma are known for hardworking and no nonsense people .
Due to her impressive and pragmatic dossier ,March 2020, Vera was moved to higher office to control two most populates and vexatious state in the south west “Lagos and Ogun state” , Presently, CSP Veronica Ameh-Akpa is the O/C ZIB , zone 2 Onikan Lagos. No doubt, the new office has exposed Veronica to another giant experience therefore , gathering more momentum for greater office in policing Nigeria.
SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS AND AWARDS
Within this period, due to her tireless ardor to service, she was honored with several awards such as Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria (CRAN) Distinguished Award in Crime Fighting in December 2015. She was also recognized as Mr and Miss Nigeria International Top Security Personnel of the Year 2015. Veronica also got Nigeria Order of Merit and Achievement Award in recognition of her contributions to Security and Intelligence in 2016. She also received Daily Pride Communication the mother of Crime Busters Award in 2016 . CSP Veronica also received Nigeria Peace Award of Commitment among other awards,
SPECIAL AND PROFESSIONAL TRAININGS
CSP Veronica has attended numerious local and international training namely:
i.Crime Scene Management, Lagos 2009
ii.Human Rights and Conflict Resolution by CLEEN Foundation, Lagos 2009
iii. Gender-Based Violence/Community Policing Darfur, Sudan 2010
iiii.Background Check International Training, Lagos 2010
V .Presentation Skills, Darfur, Sudan 2010
Vi . Security Sector Reform Police Course KAIPTC Accra, Ghana 2012
Vii. Intelligence Process Training by J4ALL/DFID November 2013
Viii. Conflict Management Workshop Nigeria Army College of Logistics, Lagos 2014
Viii . Introduction to Criminal Intelligence, NDLEA, August 2014
X. Advanced Criminal Intelligence Course, NDLEA September 2014
Xi.Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Training IPSTC, Nairobi, Kenya, January 2015
Xii . Child Protection Training, IPSTC Nairobi, Kenya, February 2015
Xiii.Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Training of Trainers, IPSTC Nairobi Kenya November 2016. All these has given CSP Veronica an edge among her counterpart.
CSP Veronica is a member of the International Association of Chief of Police, International Association of Women Police and a member of International Association of Law Enforcement and Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA).She is married with two children and presently the Officer in Charge State Intelligence Bureau, Lagos State Police Command.
VERONICA has been noted with special leadership skills..which was described by a lot as admirable.
CSP VERA WIDOW’S MYTH
Recently ,CSP VERONICA AMEH-AKPA and CSP OYIN FRANCESS SOA with other gallant police women took it upon themselves in sharing palliative to the less privilege leads by CSP Oyin, Divisional Police officer, Aswani division Lagos, who has been making remarkable impact as leader of divisions in a male-dominated terrain, recently set a golden trend as another challenging feat, when she dolled out thousands of packs of palliative items which were strategically distributed. The packs which contained sanitizer, hand wash and packs of noodles were conveyed in a bus and shared within Aswani communities where her station lies. CSP Vera was fully a participant of the palliative distribution to ease people.
“IDOMA NOBLE AWARD ”
To have a woman of this capacity with traumphant achievements . It’s unjust not to honour her from her own proudly Social group. IDOMA NOBLE AWARD APPRECIATE YOUR EFFORTS OVER THE YEARS WHICH HAS EARNED YOU ALL THE SPECIAL RECOGNITION.
IDOMA NOBLE AWARD (INA )…the true mark of idoma. ”HERE BY BESTOWS YOU AWARD AS IDOMA NOBLE WOMAN OF VALOUR ” Do accept your Noble father land award ,