TOP STORIES: Acting IGP, Kayode Egbetokun Officially Takes Over At Force Headquarters.

The recently appointed acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun has resumed officially on Wednesday at the Force headquarters in Abuja.

The former IGP, Usman Alkali Baba officially handed over to Egbetokun who resumed duties as the 22nd IGP around 12:00 pm, on Wednesday 2023.

Recall President Bola Tinubu had earlier removed the former IGP Usman Baba, alongside all Service Chiefs.

Egbetokun Decorated As Inspector General Of Police. (PHOTOS)

The Vice President Kashim Shettima, on Tuesday, decorated Mr Kayode Egbetokun as the Acting Inspector-General of Police, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The VP performed the decoration alongside the wife of the new police helmsman, Mrs Elizabeth Egbetokun, barely 24 hours after a major shake-up in the country’s security leadership.




Speaking to journalists after the ceremony, Egbetokun expressed eagerness to resume duties on Wednesday, saying he felt like a tiger ready to chase away all the internal enemies of the country.

Asked how he felt about the weight of his new responsibility, Egbetokun said, “Now, I have just been decorated and I’m looking forward to taking over tomorrow morning by 11:00 am.

“I really can’t describe how I feel currently, but if I have to tell you anything, I will tell you that right now, I feel like a tiger inside of me, ready to chase away all the criminals in Nigeria.
“And some other times, I feel like a lion in me, ready to devour all the internal enemies of Nigeria. That’s how I feel right now.”

On his part, the former IG, Usman Baba, described his successor as an old, experienced hand who would build on what he is leaving behind.
“It’s a stage; you come, you work and you go. I’m happy I’m handing over to somebody I know that will carry the mantle of leadership from where I have stopped.

“We grew up on the job. I was his boss at a time, not even when I was IG. He worked under me twice; we’ve been working together and I know how he will go ahead to champion the course of the police from where I have stopped,” Baba said.

Egbetokun would hold the office in an acting capacity until confirmed by the 10th Senate as the 22nd substantive IGP.

The ceremony was witnessed by the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu; the Chairman of the Progressives Governors’ Forum, Hope Uzodinma; the President’s Chief of Staff, Femi Gbajabiamila; the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume and others.

Arrival of Ag. IGP, kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, PhD, NPM, to the Louis Edet House. (PHOTOS).

Ag. IGP, kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, PhD, NPM, arrived at the Louis Edet FHQ, Abuja, on Tuesday, 20th June, 2023.

Former Lagos CP Odumosu breaks Silence On Appointment As EFCC Chairman.

A former Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, AIG Hakeem Odumosu, has debunked the news circulating online that he has been appointed as acting chairman of Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) by President Bola Tinubu.

According to online sources, Odumosu was appointed prior on Tuesday, when President Tinubu left Nigeria for France.

Mr Odumosu said he was not aware of such appointment, and that he had no discussion with the president before his departure, describing the circulation of the fake appointment as unnecessary distraction by mischief makers.”

“Good Morning everyone, I have been inundated with so many calls and messages between yesterday and today on a purported “EFCC Appointment”., I just want to use this opportunity to debunk this information and say it’s totally untrue.
“This information must have emanated from Mischief Makers and should be totally disregarded.” he stated.

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