IGP Egbetokun: State Police Decision Will Be Respected

The Inspector-General of Police, Olukayode Egbetokun, has stated that the Nigerian police force will comply with any decision made by the Federal Government regarding the establishment of state police. This announcement was made during a visit to Lagos State by the Coordinating Deputy Inspector-General of Police, South-West, Mr Abiodun Alabi.

Egbetokun emphasized the importance of following the Nigerian Constitution and urged police officers to uphold discipline, hard work, and respect for human rights while carrying out their duties. He also cautioned against the misuse of firearms, emphasizing the need for responsible use in accordance with the law.

In an effort to improve the mental and physical well-being of police personnel, Egbetokun revealed that mental and psychological tests would be conducted by the police medical team. Additionally, plans are underway to provide suitable accommodation for officers and men in the force.

Addressing the issue of cultism in Lagos state, the IGP urged officers to engage with youths in their respective areas of command to educate them on the dangers of cult activities. Commissioner of Police in Lagos state, Mr Adegoke Fayoade, highlighted the success of collaborative crime prevention strategies in reducing criminal activities in the state.

The commitment to maintaining the current momentum in crime fighting was reiterated by the police boss in Lagos, assuring the visiting DIG that efforts to eliminate criminal elements in the state would continue. Egbetokun stressed the importance of cooperation among security agencies to ensure the safety and security of all Nigerians.