Nigeria: Shock within police as new IGP reverses predecessor’s last minute posting
London, Jan. 16, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Officers of the Nigerian police were shocked on Tuesday when the new acting Inspector General of Police, IGP Abubakar Adamu on assumption of office ordered a stay of execution on the last minutes posting of his predecessor, IGP Idris Ibrahim
By the order, it means out-going Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, remain in office .
The development created drama on Tuesday at the Lagos police command when Edgal told Journalists that 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
Sources told Alternativeafrica.com that the development sent shock waves across the spines of many senior officers with many believing that immediate reshuffling in the management team is imminent