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IGP Egbetokun approves area commands for Ifo, Imeko, Idi-Iroko in Ogun

We are not, however, going to stop at creating an area command in Ifo; we will also create two area commands in the border areas of Idi-Iroko and Imeko,” the IGP said.

• April 16, 2024
Acting Inspector-General Olukayode Egbetokun
Acting Inspector-General Olukayode Egbetokun [Photo; premium Times]

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kayode Egbetokun, on Tuesday, began a three-day working visit to Ogun, with approval for the creation of additional area commands in Ifo, Imeko and Idi-Iroko areas of the state.

Mr Egbetokun arrived at the command’s headquarters at Eleweran in Abeokuta, in the company of the Assistant Inspector General (AIG), Zone ll, Olatoye Durosimi and the Commissioner of Police in the state, Abiodun Alamutu.

While addressing stakeholders and the rank-and-file of the police, Mr Egbetokun charged command officers to step up their efforts at fighting crime in the state.

However, he called for more support for the police to combat crime effectively in the state.

“I have heard your request for an area command in Ifo, and that request has been granted.

“We are not, however, going to stop at creating an area command in Ifo; we will also create two area commands in the border areas of Idi-Iroko and Imeko.

“On the issue of manpower, lack of vehicles, and operational logistics for the Ogun command, I have whispered to the CP that he should give me a list of all the command’s needs, and we will pay attention to them,” he said.

Earlier in his remarks, Mr Alamutu noted that Ogun remains one of Nigeria’s safest states despite its fair share of security challenges.

Alamutu expressed optimism that the IGP’s visit would re-energise the officers and men for better service delivery.

He promised that the men and officers of the Ogun command would remain loyal and committed to the force’s ideals and vision.

Mr Egbetokun also inaugurated the newly built main office, the technical intelligence unit, and the complaints unit on the command’s premises.

During his three-day visit to the state, the IGP is expected to visit the four paramount rulers of Egba, Ijebu, Remo, and Yewa. 

(NAN)

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