DIG Kayode Egbetokun Appointed Acting Police IG


DIG Kayode Egbetokun takes over from Alkali Baba as the new IG of Police.

The change was announced on Monday via a statement from the office of the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu 

Profile New Ag. Inspector General of Police

DIG Kayode Egbetokun’s appointment comes after his successful tenure as the 30th Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Zone 7, Abuja, a position he assumed on October 25, 2022.

With a career spanning over three decades, Egbetokun joined the Nigeria Police Force on March 3, 1990, as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police in Course 16. Known for his vibrant leadership, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Lagos, a Master of Science degree in Engineering Analysis, a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Petroleum Economics from Delta State University, and an MBA degree from Lagos State University.

Throughout his distinguished career, AIG Egbetokun has served in various commands and held sensitive positions within the force. He has held postings as the Commander of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) in Lagos from 2005 to 2007, Squadron Commander of the 5 PMF in Benin City, Officer-in-Charge of Anti-Fraud in the FCT Command, CSP “A” in the Lagos State Command, Area Commander in Oshogbo, Osun State, Area Commander in Gusau, Zamfara State, Commandant of the Police Training School in Ikeja, Lagos, Deputy Commandant of the Police College in Ikeja, CP Servicom at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, CP Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD), and CP of Kwara State Command. Before his present promotion and posting, he served as CP (Admin) Medical in Falomo, Lagos. He has also undergone several local and international courses to enhance his skills and knowledge.

The appointment of Kayode Egbetokun as the new Inspector General of Police demonstrates President Tinubu’s confidence in his capabilities and his commitment to effective law enforcement and security in the nation.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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