By Evelyn Usman.
LAGOS– THE expected modification of guard in between the Commissioner of Cops, CP Imohimi Edgal and his expected follower, CP Kayode Egbtokun, took a remarkable turn, the other day, following an instruction from Abuja that status quo need to be kept.
Commissioner of Cops, Lagos State Cops Command, CP Imohimi Edgal.
Mr. Edgal was anticipated to handover to his expected follower, Mr. Egbetokun, the other day.
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As part of the preparation to get Egbetokun, all Location Commanders, Divisional Cops Officers and other System Commanders, consisting of the Deputy Commissioners of Cops in-charge of Operations, Administration and the State Lawbreaker Examination, SCI, and Intelligence Department, put together at the conference hall of the Command as early as 11 am, for an official intro of Egbetokun, by Edgal.
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Reporters, on their part, put together, waiting on Edgal and Egbetokun to conclude the indoor treatments prior to the main handover, as previously reported.
Nevertheless, at about 1.30 pm, reporters were asked for to go to the Commissioner of Cops mini conference hall, where they were later on signed up with by Edgal and Egbetokun.
However they were shocked after what was anticipated to be a handover speech by Edgal, ended up being the opposite.
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In his quick remark, Edgal, stated: “As we had to do with concluding the turning over treatment, we were advised from our employers in Abuja to stop action in the meantime. So, there will be no modification of guard in the meantime.
” I enjoy and humbled that you discover this severe sufficient for you all to come and see what is occurring here. I consider it an honour.”.
Likewise speaking, Mr. Egbetokun stated,: “We are federal government representatives and we take instructions.”.
When news of the suspension of the modification of guard reached the conference hall where senior policemans were waiting to be informed, there was festivity.
Among Egbetokun’s assistants was seen bring his manager’s seat, which was brought from his previous workplace, into among the vans.
At about 3.20 pm, Egbetokun eliminated in his main vehicle which was parked at the designated area for the CP, followed by those of his orderlies.
Minutes later on, Edgal eliminated along with they were both stated to be leaving for Abuja.
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Other senior policemans likewise took rely on leave the properties in their particular automobiles, decreasing to consult with reporters on the advancement.
A signal through the Cops cordless message with number TH.5361/ FS/FHQ/ABJ/ T. 6/538, going back the publishing, revealed that it originated from the brand-new Cops manager, Mohammed Adamu.
It checked out,” the Inspector-General of Cops has actually gone back the publishing of the following Commissioners of Cops to command/formation showed versus their names. To CP Lagos State, Commissioner of Cops, Lagos State, CP Edgal.
To CP EODFHQ, Abuja, Ag. Commissioner of Cops, Kayode Egbetokun Adeolu. Publishing is with instant result”.
Likewise a declaration by the Lagos State by the Lagos State Cops Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, checked out,” The Lagos State Cops Command wants to notify the public that the Inspector-General of Cops, has actually happily suspended the prepared redeployment of the CP Lagos State, Edgal Imohimi from the command.
The IGP in his knowledge, stated the status sqo need to be kept. The CP who is popular for his discipline and regard for orders, was turning over to Mr Kayode Egbetokun the other day, when he got the regulation to suspend the event and wait for more directions.
” While humbled by the choice, the CP wants to guarantee individuals of Lagos that their security and security stays his top priority”.