Inspector General of Police Kayode Egbetokun has ordered the redeployment of the police commissioner in Imo, Mohammed Bardem, to the Force Headquarters.
The police announced this in a statement by the force spokesman, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Monday in Abuja.
He said the redeployment of the commissioner ahead of the November 11 governorship election in Imo was in line with his commitment to ensuring neutrality in the election.
The statement said the decision to redeploy the senior officer underscores the police’s dedication to upholding the rule of law throughout the electoral proceedings.
“This redeployment is not an indictment on the affected officer but a broader strategy aimed at bolstering security measures, promoting transparency and upholding the integrity of the electoral security management.
“The IG is resolute in ensuring a secured environment for all stakeholders, political parties, candidates and citizens to participate in the electoral process,” said the statement.
The police urged the electorate to cooperate with the police and other security agencies by adhering to the law to ensure a smooth and successful election.