The Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, has announced the redeployment of the Commissioner of Police in Imo State, Stephen Olarewaju.
Naija News reports that the IGP made this known on Sunday night during an appearance on Channels TV’s Peoples Townhall.
Egbetokun took the decision six days to the November 11, 2023 off-season polls in Imo, Bayelsa and Kogi states.
“I am aware that there have been allegations on social media against the Commissioner of Police in Imo State but for this election, we are changing the commissioner of police in Imo,” he said.
Speaking further, Egbetokun said the Police have concluded a probe of electoral violations in the 2023 elections and forwarded same to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) which has the power to prosecute.
The IGP disclosed that more gunboats and boats will be deployed for Bayelsa, Kogi polls, adding that no VIP would be allowed to move around with police escorts on election day.
Egbetokun asserted that volators of the directive would be promptly arrested. He also warned criminals to stay away from Imo, Kogi, and Bayelsa elections, saying that it won’t be business as usual.
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