The Lagos state Police commissioner, Imohimi Edgal has been removed. The directive to step down, which IGBERE TV learnt was with immediate effect, came from the Force headquarters Abuja.
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TheGuild reports that an urgent intervention on security situation in Lagos state has been applied by the Nigerian Police Force, which was confirmed to had issued a confidential directive, asking CP Imohimi Edgal to step down from his current officer with immediate effect.
IGBERE TV also learnt that the area commander was subsequently instructed to take charge of affairs of the command, under supervision of Assistance Inspector General of Police, overseeing Zone 2.
IGBERE TV further learnt that the step down directive, though not yet in public, must have connection with All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship primary election which is about take place on Tuesday after it was shifted three times consecutively on no explained reasons.
It would recalled that The Guild reported on Sunday that Edgal’s transfer was on the way and that the rational behind the action would definitely be as result of no confidence expression by the party members, against the CP.
Recall also that IGBERE TV yesterday reported that the Imo state Commissioner of Police was temporarily replaced ahead of the state’s APC governorship primaries holding today.
A source from the police headquarter who spoke to us on condition of anonymity disclosed that the CP had been informed to step down as Lagos commissioner of police and that the decision must have been as a result of several reports indicting him.
He added that the directive had also been forward to group of senior officer in the police but that the CP destination was not yet known.
The source hinted that Edgal may have to report to Abuja first for instruction before resuming else where but that the CP too did not know yet know his faith on the development.
Besides, a senior police officer who confided in us stated that the CP’s transfer was expected since APC primaries was due and Edgal has relationship with the state incumbent Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, whose second term agenda was rejected