It was mild drama this afternoon as the new
Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Kayode Egbetokun, came to take over from Imohimi Edgal only to be told that the scheduled hand over would no longer hold.
A brief hand over ceremony had been scheduled for 3 o’clock today 15th, January 2019 and the newly appointed CP Egbetokun had stormed the command with his convoy and met Edgal who was fully set for the event.
It was gathered that while the duo held a closed-door meeting preceding the hand over proper, a phone call, believed to be from the newly-decorated Inspector -General of police came in and directed that the proposed handing over be canceled till further notice .
RightsMonitors gathered that Edgal who briefed the press with Egbetokun said: “Gentlemen of the press, are you here for the handing over and taking over?. Are you here because you love me or you are eager to see me leave? Well, there is a directive that the status quo should remain till further notice.”
Egbetokun who came with his chair, other personal effects and his personal staff immediately left the command. He only said: “We are government agents and we are always taking directives.”
As Edgal left for Abuja to meet with the new IGP, Abubakar Adamu Mohammed Lafia, there was gun shot salute.
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