Governor Dapo Abiodun on Tuesday described the death of the State Commander of the Amotekun Corps, David Akinremi, as a great loss to the security architecture of the state.
The governor expressed sadness over the untimely death of the commander.
Akinremi, a retired Commissioner of Police, died on Monday, after an undisclosed ailment.
He was appointed as the Commander of the newly established Amotekun Corpsin 2021 by Governor Abiodun.
Prince Abiodun, in a condolence message from the Governor’s Office, described the late Akinremi as a gallant officer, who contributed in no small measure to the peace and security currently being witnessed in the state.
According to the governor, the collaboration of the Amotekun Corps under his leadership with other security agencies has helped in riding the State of crimes and criminality.
“This is a sad moment for us in Ogun State. Commander Akinremi was instrumental in our efforts to rid our dear State of crimes and criminality.
“He contributed in no small measure to the state of peace and tranquility currently prevailing in Ogun State. We will miss his immeasurable contribution to the state.
I commiserate with the family he left behind. I also commiserate with the rank and file of the Amotekun Corps. Our government will do the utmost to lessen the pain of his exit both on the family and the Amotekun Corps,” the governor said.
Meanwhile, the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Ag. IGP Olukayode Adeolu Egbetokun, on behalf of the entire officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force, has commiserated with family, friends and loved ones on the sudden demise of retired Commissioner of Police, CP David Ajibola Akinremi, psc(+).
He described him as a distinguished and highly respected member of our law enforcement community, whose death occurred on Sunday 25th June, 2023.
CP David Akinremi, who was appointed as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police in 1986, served with unwavering dedication and made significant contributions to the safety and security of our country.
His commitment to upholding the rule of law, protecting the rights of citizens, and maintaining peace within our communities was exemplary. He was a former Commissioner of Police in charge of Taraba State, Head of the IGP X–Squad, and Deputy Force Secretary at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.
Until his demise, Akinremi was the Commander of the State Security Network Agency (Amotekun), appointed by the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun.