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Police IG reacts to complaint on posting Tinubu’s ex-CSO to Kwara


- Mohammed Adamu said the appointment of Kayode Egbetokun is based solely on merit

- Egbetokun's deployment to Kwara has raised eyebrow because he had worked as CSO to Chief Bola Tinubu

- The acting police IG said Egbetokun has worked his way up in the police force and deserves the appointment

Mohammed Adamu who is the acting inspector-general of police has insisted that the posting of Kayode Egbetokun, a former chief security officer to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is based purely on merit.

According to The Punch Newspapers, Adamu made this clarification on Thursday, February 7 at a one-day summit organised by the Vanguard for Transparent Leadership and Democracy in Abuja.

Adamu who was represented at the event by an assistant commissioner of police, Mogaji Ismaila of the FCT Police Command, said the appointment of Egbetokun had no political undertone.

He said: “May I appeal to the journalists and the politicians not to drag us into political issues. Posting of commissioners of police is purely the responsibility of the IG in conjunction with the Police Service Commission.

“This recent posting came as a result of the retirement of some commissioners of police and the elevation of some CPs to the rank of assistant inspectors-general of police, and even to the position of deputy inspectors-general of police.

“You don’t expect the IG to leave states whose commissioners of police were promoted to AIGs and DIGs vacant. Definitely, there is going to be movement and as far as we are concerned, the IGP used experience, competence and other qualities in posting those police officers to the affected states.

He insisted that the appointment had no political undertone as everything was based on merit.

“On the issue of a former CSO to a former governor, the man carried out that task as a junior officer. Now that he has risen to the position of CP, are you saying that he should not be posted?

“The IG is free to post him to any state where he feels he could deliver. His posting is based on his track records, devoid of any political undertone and the criticisms about it are unnecessary.”

Recall that The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to the Police Service Commission (PSC)'s approval of the redeployment of 37 commissioners in the force throughout the federation.

The opposition party referred to the move as a tactics by the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government to manipulate and rig the forthcoming general elections, Punch reports.

Source: Legit.ng

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