IGP Commissions Police Command Complex in Abeokuta

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun has commissioned a Police Command Complex in Eleweran, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer (PRO), ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi on Wednesday.

According to the statement, the commissioning ceremony of the ‘state-of-the-art’ complex took place during the IGP’s three-day working visit to the state from Tuesday, April 16, 2024, where he also approved the establishment of three new Area Commands to enhance security operations.

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“The newly commissioned Police Command Complex is equipped with 39 offices equipped with modern facilities and amenities aimed at improving the operational efficiency of the police in Ogun State. The complex includes administrative offices, specialized units, and conference facilities designed to improve policing efforts and services to the people of Ogun.

“In addition to commissioning the new complex, the IGP also commissioned a multi purpose Olukayode Adeolu Egbetokun Cooperative and Event center, a fully equipped Technical Intelligence Unit (TIU), and a fully equipped Complaint Response Unit (CRU) where members of the public can report police infractions and instances of incivility,” the statement reads in part.

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IGP Egbetokun also approved the establishment of three new Area Commands in strategic locations across Ogun State.

The statement added that newly approved Area Commands; Ifo, Imeko, and Idiroko areas are intended to decentralize operations, enhance response times, and improve security coordination in the state.

During his visit to the HRM Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, CFR, the Alake of Egbaland, the IGP emphasized the significance of community policing and the need for synergy between the police and the host communities in combating crime.

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The monarch in response to the IGP’s words expressed the readiness of his people to collaborate actively with the Police for the prevention, detection of crimes, and apprehension of criminal suspects.

In the same vein, IGP Egbetokun at the Command headquarters in Eleweran, Ogun State, while addressing the officers stressed the importance of professionalism, integrity and dedication in policing.

He urged officers to uphold the core values of the police force, shun corruption, and refrain from behaviour detrimental to the image of the Force.

He also expressed confidence that the initiatives will strengthen the partnership between the police and the community, thereby contributing to a safer and more secure environment for all residents of Ogun State.

Hope Ejairu

Hope Ejairu is a writer, sports analyst and journalist, with publications on print and digital media. He holds certifications in various media/journalism trainings, including AFP.

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