Following the promotion of the former Kogi State Commissioner of Police, Edward Egbuka to the rank of an Assistant Inspector General of Police, a new Commissioner of Police had been posted to the state to take over, and has resumed office.
The newly posted CP Hakeem Adeshina Yusuf, upon resumption has vowed to crush criminal elements in the state.
Speaking with journalists on Friday at a press briefing in Lokoja, the CP warned kidnappers and armed robbers to relocate from the state.
The Commissioner also appealed to the residents of the state to cooperate with the police, especially as political activities begin for the 2023 general elections.
He warned politicians to desist from hate speeches or any form of derogatory statements capable of causing a breakdown of law and order ahead of the 2023 election.
He pointed out that, under his Command, no politician will be allowed to cause chaos in the state for their selfish political interest, adding that the police are fully ready for a transparent, free and fair election in 2023.
He assured members of the public of strengthening community engagement and effective synergy in ensuring adequate security in Kogi State.
CP Yusuf, who assumed duty as the 37 Commissioner of Police, deployed to Kogi State, hails from Lagos State.
He holds a BSc degree in Biochemistry from the University of Ilorin, Kwara State, in the year 1987.
He was enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force in 1990 as a cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police and was trained at the Police Academy Annex, Kaduna.