Egbetokun replaces Edgal as Lagos Police boss


Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Kayode Egbetokun, is to oversee Lagos State Police Command in acting capacity until further notice.
He replaces Edgal Imohimi who has been redeployed to Force Headquarters, Abuja as Police Commissioner in charge of Explosive Ordinance Unit.
Egbetokun was born on September 4, 1964 in Erinja, Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State and enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) on March 3, 1990, as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police.
He had his initial Cadet training in the Nigeria Police Academy, 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 in his career spanning 26 years.

Egbetokun replaces Edgal as Lagos Police boss
Egbetokun replaces Edgal as Lagos Police boss

As a Deputy Superintendent of Police in 1999, he was appointed the Chief Security Officer (CSO) to the then Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. In that capacity, he coordinated the security of the entire state while reporting to the governor. He has served as the Commander, Rapid Response Squad (RRS), 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 several others.
Egbetokun is not only a police officer but a Mathematician. He graduated from the University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos, with Bachelor of Science degree (BSC) 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, PGD in Petroleum Economics from Delta State University, Abraka, 2000, and an MBA from Lagos State University, Ojo, 2004.
Egbetokun is married with children.
Before his appointment as an acting commissioner of police in charge of Lagos State Command, Egbetokun is the Deputy Commandant, Nigeria Police College, Ikeja, Lagos.


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