IGP Egbetokun reacts to demise of Ogun Amotekun Commander, Akinremi

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By Ishola Oludare

The acting Inspector-General of Police, Olukayode Egbetokun, has reacted to the death of the Ogun State Amotekun Commander, David Akinremi.

Akinremi died on Sunday due to an undisclosed ailment.

In a statement signed Thursday by the Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, the Acting IGP, on behalf of the entire officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force, commiserated with family, friends and loved ones “on the sudden demise” of Akinremi, a retired Commissioner.

Egbetokun described Akinremi as “a distinguished and highly respected member of our law enforcement community.”

The police boss recalled that Akinremi was appointed as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police in 1986, adding that he served with unwavering dedication and made significant contributions to the safety and security of the nation.

According to Egbetokun, Akinremi’s “commitment to upholding the rule of law, protecting the rights of citizens, and maintaining peace within our communities was exemplary.”

As a former CP, Egbetokun noted that Akinremi was in charge of Taraba State, Head of the IGP X–Squad, and Deputy Force Secretary at the Force Headquarters, Abuja; saying Governor Dapo Abiodun appointed him as the Commander of the State Security Network Agency (Amotekun), a position he held until his death.

While commiserating with the family, government and people of Ogun, the IGP reiterated that “the Force understands the magnitude of the loss and urge them to take solace in the Lord as death is what every soul will taste; and they should always count on the support from the wider police family during this difficult period.”

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