November 28, 2022



Osun ballot: IGP deploys DIG FCID, 4 AIGs, 5 CPs, 15 DCPs others

IGP Baba Alkali

The Inspector Basic of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has 

Ordered the deployment of Deputy Inspector-Basic of Police accountable for the Power Felony Investigation Division (FCID), DIG Johnson Babatunde Kokumo, to oversee the July 16 governorship election in Osun state.

That is because the police  could be addressing stakeholders on the necessity for a peaceable conduct of the election, Tuesday, at a gathering in  Osogbo, the Osun state capital.

A press assertion by Power Public Relations Workplace (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in Abuja, stated Kokumo, who’s the supervisory DIG for the South-west Geo-Political Zone, is to be assisted by foue Assistant Inspectors-Basic of Police (AIGs), 4 Commissioners of Police (CPs), 15 Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCPs), and 30 Assistant Commissioners of Police(ACPs).

The spokesperson additional disclosed that ample police personnel from the rank of Chief Superintendents of Police (CSPs) and under have equally been deployed for the election.

“DIG Kokumo is liable for overseeing the implementation of the Operation Order advanced from the Election Safety Menace Evaluation, to make sure a peaceable and conducive surroundings devoid of violence and to ensure regulation abiding residents within the state of a secured area to freely carry out their civic tasks with out molestation or intimidation.

“Different senior officers deployed are tasked with coordinating human and different operational deployments within the three Senatorial Districts, 30 Native Authorities Areas and the three,753 polling items in Osun state.

“The IGP ordered deployment of the Commissioner of Police and Provost Marshall on the Power Headquarters, CP Julius Alawari to Osun state for the election, whereas CP Olokode Taoheed Olawale, the Osun state Commissioner of Police has been briefly moved to the Power Headquarters till the conclusion of the election,” the assertion learn in oart.

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In accordance with Adejobi, “The IGP, who’s billed to fulfill with stakeholders in Osogbo on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, emphasised that these essential operational deployments are a part of actions geared toward making a conducive and enabling surroundings that can assure peaceable and correct conduct of the Osun Gubernatorial election.

“The IGP additional famous that the personnel, comprising typical cops, Police Cellular Power (PMF), Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), Particular Forces personnel, Explosives Ordinance Disposal Unit (EOD), Power Intelligence Bureau (FIB), INTERPOL, Particular Safety Unit (SPU), Police Airwing, Public Relations Division (FPRD), in addition to Police Medical Groups, can be on floor to ensure free, truthful, credible and acceptable election.

“As well as, 5 Armored Personnel Carriers for patrol in addition to three helicopters and 6 Unmanned Aerial Autos (UAVs) for aerial surveillance amongst different distinctive operational property have been additionally deployed.”  

He additional said, “The IGP reassured the nation and the worldwide neighborhood that the Power is satisfactorily ready for the election.

He reiterated the dedication of the Power to synergizing with the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC), all stakeholders and different safety businesses to guard democratic values, present degree taking part in area for all political actors, guarantee ample safety of voters, INEC officers, gear, accredited observers, each home and worldwide, and different key gamers in Osun state. 

“The IGP, subsequently, admonished the great individuals of Osun state to be law-abiding and adjust to the restriction of motion order which can be introduced as and when due.

“The IGP equally urged them to return out en masse and train their franchise as ample safety has been emplaced by the police and different safety businesses to guard them earlier than, throughout, and after the election.”

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