A letter emerged purportedly from the Police Service Commission demoting the Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Edgal Imohimi.

Since the letter emerged on Thursday, it has generated confusion and consternation within the leadership of the police, as well as stakeholders.

The Chairman, Police Service Commission, Mike Okiro, has, however dismissed the letter. 

He stated that the letter was not authorised and should be ignored.

The commission’s Permanent Secretary, Musa Istifanus, had written to the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, about the demotion of Imohimi to his former rank of DCP. 

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The letter had generated confusion and consternation within the leadership of the police, as well as stakeholders.

But Okiro, on Thursday, explained that he had told the IG to ignore the letter, adding that he would discuss the matter with Istifanus.

A commissioner in the PSC also disowned Istifanus over the letter, insisting that the commission did not discuss Imohimi’s demotion at its last meeting on September 27 and 28, 2017.

The official expressed shock over the letter, noting that the commission chairman would address the issue after his resumption from a casual leave.

Reacting to the development, the Nigeria Police Force said Imohimi had no disciplinary matter that could lead to his reported demotion.

The Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, said Imohimi remained the Acting Lagos CP.

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