The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has deployed Deputy Inspector General, Adeleye Olusola Oyabade, Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Research and Planning to supervise the general security arrangement for the election in Edo State, which conducts gubernatorial election on September 19.
A statement today, September 11 by the Force spokesman, Frank Mba, said that to ensure a hitch free election, other top police officers have been deployed to assist the Deputy Inspector General. They are Assistant Inspector General of police, Karma Hosea Hassan, Assistant Inspector General in charge of Federal Operations at the Force Headquarters Abuja and eight Commissioners of Police.
“The DIG, with the assistance of the AIG, will superintend over the entire security architecture and ensure effective monitoring of the election and due enforcement of all electoral laws in the State.”
The statement said that other senior Police Officers involved in election monitoring and evaluation include: CP Garba Baba Umar, CP Habu Sani and CP Buba Sanusi while CP Akeera M. Yonous will coordinate the operations of the Police Mobile Force (PMF) and other special strike forces.
It said that the other four CPs will supervise security arrangement in the three senatorial districts of the State.
“They are: CP Omololu .S. Bishi and CP Abutu Yaro Edo North senatorial district, CP Philip Aliyu Ogbadu Edo Central Senatorial District and CP Olokade T. Olawale, Edo South Senatorial District.”
The statement said that the Inspector General has barred security aides attached to VIPs and Political appointees from accompanying their principals on the Election Day, adding that he warned that anyone who flouts this order will be severely reprimanded.