I am Still in Charge of Lagos, Says CP Imohimi

Imohimi Edgal,

Chiemele Ezeobi

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, yesterday said he was still in charge of the state police command, adding that there would be no change of guard for now.

Imohimi who had invited the media to witness the handing- and taking over ceremony between him and the incoming commissioner, Kayode Egbetokun, said they were about concluding the process when they received a directive from Abuja to suspend the action.

Imohimi had been redeployed to Abuja, to resume as the Commissioner of Police in charge of Explosive Ordinance Unit at the Force Headquarters, while Egbetokun had replaced him in acting capacity.

The CP, while addressing the press, in the presence of Egbetokun, at the Lagos State Police Command’s headquarters, said, “I am sure that you know Mr. Kayode Egbetokun, he is an old timer in the command.

“You all know that our first job is about order and direction; we were about concluding the handing and taking over procedure when we were instructed by our bosses from Abuja to suspend action for now. So, there will be no change of guard for now. Of course, we would keep the press briefed about any development.

“But I am happy, humbled that you find it serious enough for you all to come to witness what we are doing here. I consider it an honour.”