The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the deployment of the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of Research and Planning, Adeleye Oyabade, to Ondo State.
The IGP has directed DIG Oyabade to oversee the general security arrangement for the governorship election in Ondo State holding on October 10.
This was made known in a statement on Friday by force spokesman, DCP Frank Mba.
IGP Adamu also deployed to assist the DIG, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Federal Operations, Department of Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja, Karma Hassan, and 11 Commissioners of Police.
According to Frank Mba, the coordinating DIG has been charged by the IG to bring “his wealth of experience to bear by ensuring the due enforcement of all electoral laws throughout the period of the election.”
He said that CP Garba Umar would be in charge of monitoring and evaluation and will be assisted by CP Habu Sani.
Other senior police officers deployed to handle other layers of security in the state include CPs Abiodun Alabi, Bishi Omololu, Ashafa Kunle, Akeera Yonous, Buba Sanusi, Audu Madaki, Evelyn Peterside, Sadiku Gbenga, and Abutu Yaro.
The Police boss also barred security aides from accompaning VIPs or political appointees on the day of the election.
The statement said, “Officers and men of the Force, as well as personnel of other security agencies deployed for the election, have also been charged by the IG to conduct themselves professionally and work in line with best practices as highlighted in the Code of Conduct and Rules of Engagement for elections.
“He also enjoins members of the public, especially politicians and their supporters to cooperate with the police and other security agencies in the national assignment of guaranteeing a hitch-free gubernatorial poll.”