MEET YOUR HERO. IGP KAYODE EGBETOKUN

MEET YOUR HERO. IGP KAYODE EGBETOKUN. Egbetokun (born September 1964), is a Nigerian police officer who is the current and 22nd Inspector General of Police. He was appointed by the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to replace Usman Alkali Baba. Egbetokun was born on 4th September 1964 in Erinja, Yewa South local government area of Ogun state. He graduated from the University of Lagos, Akoka, with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics in June 1987 and lectured Mathematics briefly at Yaba College of Technology. He has a master’s degree in Engineering Analysis from the University of Lagos in 1996, a postgraduate diploma in Petroleum Economics from Delta State University in 2000, and an MBA from Lagos State University, Ojo in 2004. He also holds a PhD in Peace and Security Studies from Al-hikmah University, Ilorin, Kwara State. Egbetokun enlisted in the Nigeria Police Force on 3rd March 1990 as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police. As a deputy superintendent of Police in 1999, he was appointed the chief security officer to the then-elected governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, who is now the President of Nigeria. He has served as the Commander, Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Lagos, Squadron Commander, MOPOL, Anti-Fraud Unit, FCT Command, Abuja, Chief Superintendent of Police, Administration, Lagos State Command headquarters, Ikeja, Area Commander, Osogbo, Osun State Command and Area Commander, Gusau, Zamfara State Command. On 19 June 2023, President Tinubu appointed Egbetokun to replace Usman Alkali Baba. Until his appointment as the inspector general, he was a deputy inspector-general of police and supervising DIG for the South-West geo-political zone, to head the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID), Force Headquarters, Abuja since 6 April 2023.

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