By Mukwuzi Joseph

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has deployed Deputy Inspector General in charge of Research and Planning, Adeleye Olusola Oyabade, to supervise general security arrangement for the September 19, Edo governorship election.

The Police Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, disclosed this in a statement released on Friday.

According to the statement, Oyebade will be assisted by an Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Karma Hosea Hassan, who is in charge of Federal Operations at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, and eight Commissioners of Police.

Mba said the DIG, with the assistance of the AIG, will superintend over the entire security architecture and ensure effective monitoring of the election and enforcement of all electoral laws in the State.

The statement reads: “Other senior Police Officers similarly involved (in election monitoring and evaluation) include: CP Garba Baba Umar, CP Habu Sani and CP Buba Sanusi. CP Akeera M. Yonous will coordinate the operations of the Police Mobile Force (PMF) and other special strike forces.

“The other four (4) 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.

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