That the Nigeria Police has redeployed the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Imohimi Edgal is becoming a stale news, but what seems to be of interest to many is the profile of the man who replaces him, Mr. Kayode Egbetokun.
On Sunday, news broke that Edgal was redeployed to the Force Headquarters in Abuja as the Commissioner of Police in charge of Explosive Ordinance Unit.
Here is a brief profile of the new Lagos CP whose many have tagged Tinubu’s boy having served as the former governor’s CSO in 1999.
Ag CP Kayode Egbetokun was born on 4th Sept. 1964 to the family of mr and mrs Nathaniel Taiwo Egbetokun of Erinja Orile, Yewa South Local Government area of Ogun State. He was enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force on 3rd March 1990 as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police. He had his initial Cadet training at the Nigeria Police Academy Annex, Kaduna and has attended many other courses within and outside the Police force. He has worked in several Police commands and formations across the country and held command positions at various times. As a Deputy Superintendent of Police in 1999, he served as the chief Security Officer to the Governor of Lagos state during which time he coordinated the security of the state for the Governor. Before his present posting he was the Commissioner of Police Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), He has also served as the Commissioner of Police Servicom at the Force Headquarters Abuja, Deputy Commandant Police College, Ikeja, Commandant Police Training School Ikeja, Area Commander Gusau, Zamfara, Area Commander Osogbo,
Commander Rapid Response Squad (RRS) Lagos. Squadron Commander Mopol 5 Benin, O/C Anti-fraud, FCT Command, Abuja. CSP ‘’Admin’ Lagos State Command HQ Ikeja among others.
Ag CP Kayode Egbetokun is a Police officer and a Mathematician. He holds the Bachelor of Science degree (B.sc) in Mathematics, Post Graduate Diploma in Computer science, Msc Engineering Analysis all from the University of Lagos, Akoka. He lectured Mathematics briefly at Yaba College of Technology, Lagos before his enlistment into the Police force. He possess PGD Petroleum Economics from Delta State University, Abraka and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Lagos State University Ojo.
He attended Close Protection Course at Dunkeswell Honiton, Chichester, UK, He participated in the recent Global conference in Chemical security and Emerging Threats at Lyon, France and has attended a host of other courses both in Nigeria and overseas.
A seasoned Police officer, disciplined and incorruptible, he is firmly committed to discharging his duties with vigour, honour and integrity. He believes in strong Police institution as an indispensable tool for sustainable economic growth in Nigeria