The President of Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has appointed his former Chief Security Officer, DIG Egbetokun Olukayode as the acting Inspector General of Police, All Nigeria Latest News reports.
Barely three months ago, the Police Service Commission approved the appointment of Egbetokun as a Deputy-Inspector General of Police, representing the South-West geopolitical zone of the country.
DIG Egbetokun assumed the role, replacing DIG Johnson Babatunde Kokumo, who retired from the service on March 15 of this year.
His appointment as IG was made known in a statement by the Director, Information, Office of the Secretary-General to the Federation, Willie Bassey on Monday night.
Meanwhile, here are
Six things to know about the newly appointed acting IGP
- Egbetokun was the former Commissioner of Police in Lagos State.
- He will be replacing Usman Baba.
- In 1999, he was appointed Chief Security Officer to President Tinubu when he was Lagos State 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 a 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.
- He also holds MSc in Engineering Analysis from UNILAG, Postgraduate Diploma in Petroleum Economics from Delta State University, Abraka, and MBA from Lagos State University, Ojo.