Osun Gubernatorial Election: The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali, has ordered the temporary transfer of the Osun State Commissioner of Police, Adewale Olokode to the Force Headquarters pending the conclusion of the guber election when he would return to the State
The IGP’s order is coming just a few weeks after several groups in the state called for the commissioner’s replacement over alleged incompetence.
The police said the deployment was necessary to ensure transparency and professionalism in all its engagements and operations in the Osun Gubernatorial Election.
However, contrary to reports emanating from some sections of the media that the commissioner has been fired or redeployed, the IGP has reiterated that he was only transferred pending the conclusion of the election.
This was contained in a statement by Muyiwa Adejobi, Force PRO FHQ Abuja.
The statement reads; “CP Olawale Olokode was just temporarily moved to the Force Headquarters pending the conclusion of the guber election when he would return to the State. This is contrary to the misinformation making the rounds.
“We want to be as transparent, professional and proactive as possible in all our engagements and operations in the Osun Gubernatorial Election, hence the deployment of senior officers from the FHQ to oversee the election security in the state.
“The IGP has ordered necessary deployment both human and material assets to fortify the state for the exercise.”
Source: Nigerian Police Force HQ.