Drama as two Police Commissioners resume in Lagos
PREMIUM TIMES understands that at the Government Reservation Area (GRA) headquarters, Edgal Imohimi, the State Police commissioner joined Kayode Egbetokun, a Deputy Commissioner who was on Monday widely reported to be the new commissioner in the state.
Earlier, Mr Egbetokun, billed to take over the baton after a joint news conference Tuesday, arrived at the Command ahead of Mr Edgal.
But this newspaper gathered that the handing over could not hold due to an “order from the police headquarters in Abuja”.
First, the entire drama began when the handing over event scheduled for 1:30 pm was shifted to 3 pm.
The drama took a new turn when, few minutes after 3 pm, there was wild jubilation in the Conference Hall where the event was scheduled to take place. Details would later emerge that the change of guard had been suspended.
Mr Edgal would later address reporter to clarify the confusion.
Mr Egbetokun, in his reaction, said: “We are government agents and we are always taking directives.”
Minutes after, Mr Egbetokun’s vehicle was replaced at the parking lot with Mr Edgal’s. The Deputy Police Commissioner, who anticipated his resumption of office, had arrived the venue with his aides.