- The newly posted commissioner of police to Kwara, Kayode Egbetokun, has reacted to protests and criticisms that greeted his deployment to the state
- The Kwara police commissioner who said he is not guilty of anything, warned against spreading falsehood and unsubstantiated allegations
- According to Egbetokun, where he has worked before doesn’t matter as he will provide a level- playing field for all participants
Kayode Egbetokun, the newly posted commissioner of police to Kwara state, who spoke on the issue of protests over his deployment to the state has declared that he is not guilty of the allegation levelled against him.
Egbetokun who made this known while reacting to a series of allegations over his posting said he was to discharge his duty with vigour, honesty and integrity.
Daily Sun reports that Egbetokun maintained that the success of a police commissioner depends on the team that he has to work with saying he felt very much at home in Kwara.
He said: ''I am excited to be in Kwara, for one reason. I came in this morning and many of the officers I met on ground are men that I have known and I know they have integrity. They are fantastic men that I have met before and I look forward to working with them again.
''The success of a police commissioner depends on the team that he has to work with. I just feel very much at home in Kwara. All these officers know what I stand for; everywhere I have worked I am committed to excellent service delivery.
''I am in Kwara to discharge my duty with vigour, honesty and integrity. Where I have worked before doesn’t matter. I believe in the principle of rule of law, fairness and justice. My stay in Kwara will be very pleasant. I am committed to upholding and protecting human rights of the people. However criminal elements will not have a hiding place here; they either decide to change or relocate."
According to him silence is golden although sometimes people may mistake your silence for acceptance of guilt. He said in his case, he knows he is not guilty, adding that he will provide a level- playing field for all participants.
"I see protests as exercise of fundamental rights for as long as it remains peaceful. So protesters will always be protected’ it doesn’t matter if the protest is against me. So long as you remain peaceful, you will have my cover.
"I want to warn; let us all be careful not to spread falsehood; let us be careful not to get used to a culture of engaging in misrepresentation of facts. It is dangerous; it is not good for our country," he added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that aggrieved by the deployment of Kayode Egbetokun as the new commissioner of police in Kwara state, thousands of PDP youths in Ilorin, staged a peaceful protest across the state and registered their displeasure over the development.
Egbetokun was a former chief security officer to the national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
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