Its was a moment of sheer joy for amiable Officer and perfect gentleman, Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG) Taiwo Lakanu (rtd) as he held a lively party to celebrate his 60th birthday and retirement from 33 years of active service in the Nigeria Police Force.
DIG Lakanu as at the time of retirement was the Deputy Inspector General, Department of Logistic and Supply of the Nigeria Police.
The event began with an opening prayer by Mr. Adeoye Mapaderun, after which Dr. Ayodele Ogunsan delivered a speech on behalf of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
The Cutting of the cake was coordinated by Chief Bode George and AIG Tunji Alapini rtd.
Rear Admiral Gambo & DIG Abdulmajid Ali spoke about the exemplary conduct of DIG Lakanu. His wife, Mrs. Mowunmi Taiwo-Lakanu stole the show by singing a surprise song, BECAUSE YOU LOVE ME BY Celine Dionne for her dear husband. She got a rousing ovation’
Dignitaries who graced the event that had Tee A as Compere included: Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, Oba of Ikate-Elegushi, Oba Saheed Elegushi, Dr. Oba Otudeko, Olorogun (Dr) Sonny Kuku, Oba Muraina Adedini, The Olugbon of Orile-Igbon, Oba Olusola Alao & wife, Olori Olusola Adedoyin, Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, Ayodele Subair, Toyin Pinheiro, SAN, Hon. Shina Peller, Aare Gani Adams, Onikate of Ikate, Oba Atanda Abiodun Adams, Lagos State White Cap Chiefs, Lagos State Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, Sir. & Lady Olu Okeowo, Adesegun Ajibola (SAN) Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, Aremo Segun Oniru, The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, Fola Tinubu, Mr. Mayor Akinpelu, Dr. & Mrs. Abati, Mr. Kola Abiola, Barr. & Hon. (Mrs) Tunde Oshinowo, Senator Ganiyu Solomon, Mr. Gbolahan Lawal, Princess Adebowale Odutola, Mr. Tope Abere, Mr. Bayo Fatunsi, Mr. Biodun Faari, Otunba Lai Oriowo, Otunba Bimbo Ashiru, Barr. Bolaji Ayorinde, Barr. Muize Banire SAN, Prince & Princess. Haastrup, Mr. Tayo Ayeni, Chief (Mrs.) Joko Oni, Alhaja Tai Elemosho-Okesanjo and many distinguished personalities.
Pix by Segun Lawal
Source: Dele Momodu (Ovation)/ BOS