The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has directed Mr. Kayode Egbetokun to take over from Imohimi Edgal as the Acting Commissioner of Police for Lagos State.

Egbetokun had in the past served as the Chief Security Officer to former Lagos state Governor and APC chieftain, Bola Tinubu.

According to reports, Edgal has been redeployed to take charge of the Explosives and Ordinance Disposal Unit at the Force headquarters, Abuja.

It could not be immediately ascertained if Egbetokun would be made the substantive CP.

According to PUNCH, the new Ag CP, Egbetokun supervised the Osun governorship election in Ikire town, where a number of buses and motorcycles were seized for violating the restriction of movement during the poll.

A source told PUNCH that, “The redeployment of Egbetokun to Lagos was part of the Police operational strategies ahead of the 2019 general elections.

“You will recall that a number of senior Police officers, including Command Commissioners of Police, were redeployed in the past few weeks, which the Force headquarters has deliberately not made public, contrary to the usual practice.”

The PUNCH had reported exclusively last week that the Force had been carrying out a massive redeployment of senior officers across the country.

Findings indicate that the Police leadership had, in the past weeks, redeployed the CPs in Zamfara, Edo, Ekiti, Imo and Bauchi Commands ahead of the polls holding next month.

This is coming against the backdrop of the expected retirement of the IGP, who would clock 60 years on Tuesday.

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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