Profile of IGP Kayode Egbetokun

In this article, you will find the profile of IGP Kayode Egbetokun as well as his biography, and all you need to know about the new Acting Inspector General of the Nigeria Police Force.

On June 19, 2023, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu overhauled the heads of critical security agencies across the country. These included the National Security Adviser (NSA), Service Chiefs, Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service, and the IG of Police.

In the press release signed by the office of the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), DIG Kayode Egbetokun was appointed to replace IGP Usman Alkali Baba as the 22nd Inspector General of the Nigerian Police Force. DIG Kayode Egbetokun will serve in an acting capacity pending his confirmation by the Senate in line with provisions of the Constitution.

Vice President Ibrahim Shettima Decorating IGP Kayode Egbetokun

The moment Ag. IGP Kayode Egbetokun was decorated with the rank of IGP by Vice President Kashim Shettima.

Profile of IGP Kayode Egbetokun

IGP Usman Alkali Baba and IGP Kayode Egbetokun
Outgoing IGP, Usman Alkali Baba in a handshake with Ag. IGP Kayode Egbetokun.

Predecessor: IGP Usman Alkali Baba

Appointed: Monday, June 19, 2023

Born: September 4, 1964

Age: 58

Place of Origin: Erinja, Yewa South LGA, Ogun State

Career: Police Officer

Joined: March 3, 1990 (as Cadet ASP)

Marital Status: Married

Early Life & Education

Ag. IGP Kayode E. was born on September 4, 1964, in Erinja, his hometown in Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State. The details of his primary and secondary education are unknown at the time this article was written. Nonetheless, Kayode attended the University of Lagos, Lagos State, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Mathematics in 1987.

In addition, the IGP also possesses a Master of Science (MSc) in Engineering Analysis from the University of Lagos, 1996; a Postgraduate Diploma in Petroleum Economics and an MBA from Delta State University, Abraka, 2000, and Lagos State University, 2004, respectively. He holds a PhD in peace and security studies from Al-hikmah University, Ilorin, Kwara state.


IGP Egbetokun addresses pressmen after official handover ceremony
Ag. IGP Egbetokun addresses pressmen minutes after he was officially handed the leadership of the Nigerian Police Force.

Upon graduation from the University of Lagos, Ag. IGP Kayode E. briefly lectured Mathematics at the Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, before enlisting in the Nigeria Police Force as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) in 1990. Since then, he has risen through the ranks of the Police before his recent appointment as the acting IGP.

In 1999, he was appointed to serve as the Chief Security Officer (CSO) of President Bola Tinubu when Tinubu was elected into office as the Governor of Lagos State.

Furthermore, the Ag. IGP has also served in the following capacities:

– Commander, Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Lagos
– Squadron Leader, Mopol 5, Benin, Edo State
– Officer in Charge (OiC), Anti-Fraud Unit, FCT Command, Abuja
– CSP in charge of Admin, Lagos State Command Headquarters, Ikeja, Lagos
– Area Commander, Osogbo, Osun State
– Area Commander, Gusau, Zamfara State

– Commissioner of Police, Explosive Ordnance Department

– Commissioner of Police, Kwara State Command, Kwara state

– Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 7 Abuja amongst others

Until his appointment, he was the DIG in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID). A position he has held since 6 April, 2023.


Mrs. Elizabeth Egbetokun, Wife of IGP Kayode Egbetokun
Mrs. Elizabeth Egbetokun is the wife of IGP Kayode Egbetokun and President of police officers’ wives association (POWA).

The IGP is happily married to Mrs. Elizabeth Egbetokun, who now assumes office as President of police officers’ wives association (POWA), an association of women married to Nigerian police officers.


The Ag. IGP is a recipient of the Nigerian Police Media (NPM) award.