‘Acting CP Was Not Demoted’ - Lagos State Govt.
The Lagos State government has denied that the acting Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, has been demoted by the Police Service Commission (PSC).
The state government says in a statement sent said that the report is being ‘circulated by revisionists who are stunned by the level of progress that Imohimi has brought to Lagos in just few weeks’
The statement further says that because the Acting CP had made major strides in a short time some people were unhappy with his appointment.
“It will be recalled that it was Edgal as DCP who led the police intervention that led to the dismantling of the dreaded badoo cult and destruction of several shrines that harbour cultists and kidnapper.
It will also be recalled that the previous commissioner had refused to vacate his position on Edgal’s appointment claiming he had not received any signal.”
Edgal's position reversal was contained in a statement made available to Aledeh online platform issued by the Permanent Secretary in the Police Service Commission, Istifanus M.F.
Another Acting Commissioner of Police in Kogi State, Ali Janga, also got his position reversed.
The letter dated October 8,2017 and entitled: "Withdrawal of Acting Appointment: AP:25095 Mohimi D. Edgal And AP. 36665 Aji Ali Janga, read:
“Our letter with Ref, No. PS/1924/COL. IX/ dated 22nd August, 2017 conveying the Honourable Chairman’s anticipatory approval for the placement of the above-named officers as Acting Commissioners of Police"
“The Commission, at its 24th Plenary Meeting of 27th and 28th September, 2017 took a decision not to ratify the anticipatory approval.
“The Officers are, therefore, reverted to their substantive rank of Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP).
“Please, accept the assurances of the Commission’s high esteem”, the letter read.
Edgal took charge as the Acting Police Commissioner in Lagos State on August 31, after a little controversy over the position.
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