The newly posted Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Adeshina Yusuf, has resumed duties in Kogi state.
Yusuf was posted to Kogi state following the promotion of the former Commissioner of Police, Edward Egbuka Egbuka to the rank of an Assistant Inspector General of Police.
Speaking with journalists at a press briefing in Lokoja on Friday, CP Yusuf pledged that under his command no politician will be allowed to cause chaos in the state for their selfish political interest.
He assured that the police are fully ready for a transparent, free and fair election in 2023.
The new Police Commissioner 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.
On crimes, CP Yusuf warned kidnappers and armed robbers to relocate from Kogi state. He vowed to crush criminal elements in the state.
He appealed to the residents of the state to cooperate with the police, especially as political activities begin for the 2023 general elections.
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.