David Akinremi, the commander of the Ogun State Amotekun, died, and Olukayode Egbetokun, the acting inspector general of police, has responded.
Akinremi passed away on Sunday from an unspecified illness.
In a statement released on Thursday and signed by Muyiwa Adejobi, the Force Public Relations Officer, the Acting IGP expressed condolences to Akinremi’s family, friends, and loved ones “on the sudden demise” of the retired Commissioner.
Akinremi was referred to by Egbetokun as “a distinguished and highly respected member of our law enforcement community.”
Akinremi was appointed as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police in 1986, according to the police chief, who also noted that he served with unflinching dedication and made a substantial contribution to the country’s safety and security.
Egbetokun praised Akinremi for her “exemplary commitment to upholding the rule of law, protecting citizens’ rights, and maintaining peace within our communities.”
Akinremi was in charge of Taraba State, served as the head of the IGP X-Squad, and served as the deputy force secretary at the force headquarters in Abuja, according to former CP Egbetokun. He also claimed that Governor Dapo Abiodun appointed him as the commander of the State Security Network Agency (Amotekun), a position he held until his passing.
The IGP expressed his condolences to the family, the Ogun government, and the people, and he reaffirmed that “the Force understands the magnitude of the loss and urges them to take solace in the Lord as death is what every soul will taste; and they should always count on the support from the wider police family during this difficult period.”