Tin­ubu’s Ex-CSO, Eg­be­tokun, Re­places Ed­gal as La­gos CP

THISDAY - - NEWS XTRA - Chiemelie Ezeobi

The La­gos State Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice, Imo­himi Ed­gal, has been re­de­ployed and re­placed by Kay­ode Eg­be­tokun, a for­mer Chief Se­cu­rity Of­fi­cer (CSO) to Bola Tin­ubu when he was the state gov­er­nor.

While Ed­gal was re­de­ployed to the Force Head­quar­ters in Abuja to head the Ex­plo­sive Or­di­nance Unit, his suc­ces­sor will be in charge of the La­gos com­mand in act­ing ca­pac­ity pend­ing con­fir­ma­tion from the Po­lice Ser­vice Com­mis­sion (PSC).

Eg­be­tokun has been de­scribed as a con­sum­mate of­fi­cer, a math­e­ma­ti­cian and an all-round academia with the ad­e­quate qual­i­fi­ca­tions to head the ‘cen­tre of ex­cel­lence’.

While some ob­servers have spec­u­lated that Ed­gal’s re­de­ploy­ment could be a fall­out of the re­cent vi­o­lence car­ried out by mem­bers of the Na­tional Union of Road Trans­port Work­ers (NURTW) dur­ing the cam­paign flag off of the All Pro­gres­sives Con­gress (APC) in the state, oth­ers ar­gued that it was long over­due.

Ed­gal, who be­came La­gos CP in Au­gust 2017 fol­low­ing his pro­mo­tion by the PSC, took over from CP Fatai Owoseni (rtd.).

Prior to his as­cen­sion to the of­fice of a com­mis­sioner of po­lice, he was the deputy com­mis­sioner of po­lice (DCP) in charge of op­er­a­tions at the La­gos Com­mand.

Eg­be­tokun on the other hand was the Deputy Com­man­dant, Nige­ria Po­lice Col­lege in Ikeja, La­gos.

Born on Septem­ber 4, 1964 in Erinja, Yewa South Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Area of Ogun State, the act­ing CP was en­listed into the Nige­ria Po­lice on March 3, 1990, as a Cadet As­sis­tant Su­per­in­ten­dent of Po­lice.

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