DCP Kayode Egbetokun, a serving Deputy Commissioner of Police in Nigeria has been appointed as the Acting Commissioner of Police in Lagos to replace the redeployed Imohimi Edgal.

He leaves his post as the Deputy Commandant, Nigeria Police College, Ikeja Lagos to take up the new appointment.

Egbetokun was born on September 4, 1964 in Erinja, Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State, and enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force on March 3, 1990, as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police.

He had his initial Cadet training in the Nigeria Police Academy and has attended many other courses within and outside the Police Force.

He has worked in several Police commands and formations across the country and held command positions at various times in his career spanning 26 years.

He has served as the Commander, Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Lagos; Squadron Commander, Mopol 5, Benin, Benin City; Officer-in-Charge, Anti-Fraud Unit, FCT Command, Abuja; Chief Superintendent of Police, Administration, Lagos State Command Head Quarters, Ikeja; Area Commander, Osogbo, Osun State Command and Area Commander, Gusau, Zamfara State Command among several others.

DCP Kayode Egbetokun is not only a Police officer but also a Mathematician. He graduated from the University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos, with Bachelor of Science degree (BSC) in Mathematics in June 1987 and lectured Mathematics briefly at Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, before his enlistment into the Police Force.

His other academic qualifications include MSC Engineering Analysis, also from the University of Lagos, Akoka, 1996; PGD in Petroleum Economics from Delta State University, Abraka, 2000, and an MBA from Lagos State University, Ojo, 2004.

Egbetokun believes in strong Police institution, as an indispensable tool for safety and sustainable economic growth in the country. He is said to be a dedicated Police officer and a leader.

Egbetokun is married with children.

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