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Kayode Egbetokun is the new Commissioner of Police, Lagos

Kayode Egbetokun is the new Commissioner of Police, Lagos
Kayode Egbetokun is the new Commissioner of Police, Lagos

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has a few hours ago, announced the immediate redeployment of the commissioner of Police Lagos command, Mr. Imohimi Edgal, to the Force headquarters in Abuja, as he his replaced by Kayode Egbetokun.

According to reports, Egbetokun was a former Chief Security Officer to the National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, as the appointment is already been seen by opposition as a political move towards general rather than for security challenges as Edgar’s record since coming to Lagos has improved security situation in Lagos

Egbetokun was a Deputy Superintendent of Police in 1999 when he was appointed the CSO to then Governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu; and in that capacity coordinated the security of the entire state while reporting to the governor.

He served as the Commander, Rapid Response Squad, Lagos, Squadron Commander, Mopol 5, Benin, Benin City, Officer-in-Charge, Anti-Fraud Unit, FCT Command, Abuja; Chief Superintendent of Police, Administration, Lagos State Command Head Quarters, Ikeja; Area Commander, Osogbo, Osun State Command; and Area Commander, Gusau, Zamfara State Command, among others.

Egbetokun graduated from the University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos, with Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics in June 1987; and lectured Mathematics briefly at Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, before his enlistment into the Police Force.

His other academic qualifications include MSC Engineering Analysis, also from the University of Lagos, Akoka, 1996; Post-Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Economics from Delta State University, Abraka, 2000; and an MBA from Lagos State University, Ojo, 2004.

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