IGP Egbetokun Pays Courtesy Visit On Oba Of Lagos, Oniru Of Iru Kingdom

…..Charges Traditional Rulers on Safer Society

In continuation of his duty tour to Lagos State, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun on Thursday 24th August, 2023, paid a courtesy visit to the esteemed Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Aremu, Osuolale Akiolu, at his palace in Iga Idunganran.

According to a press release on 24th August 2023 signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said that during the visit, the IGP extended his heartfelt appreciation to the royal father, who once served as an Assistant Inspector General (AIG) in the Police Force prior to his retirement. The IGP commended Oba Rilwan Aremu for his unwavering support and dedication in ensuring the Police reach and maintain its esteemed position in Nigeria’s security architecture.

In turn, the Oba of Lagos expressed his admiration for the Acting IGP’s remarkable achievements thus far. He assured the IGP of the full cooperation of Lagos State’s obas, chiefs, and the entire community in the pursuit of effective policing and the safeguarding of our communities.

Similarly, the IGP visited the Oniru of the Iru kingdom, Oba Abdulwasiu Omogbolahan Lawal, CON, who is also a retired police officer. The IGP was accompanied on these visits by the Deputy Inspector General in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), DIG Abiodun Alabi, the AIG Zone 2, AIG Ali Mohd Ari, and various other senior officers in Lagos State.

The IGP, while reaffirming his commitment to standardizing the police, charged the host traditional rulers and the traditional institutions in general, on inclusiveness in actualizing the principles of community policing in order to have a more secure and peaceful society in Nigeria.