The handing over that was to take place between Edgal Imohimi and Kayode Egbetokun for the post of the Lagos State Commissioner of Police on Tuesday did not hold.
There was a directive from Abuja to suspend the exercise, Imohimi explained.
Police authorities had removed Imohimi as the Lagos State Commissioner of Police and directed him to take charge of the Explosives and Ordinance Disposal Unit at the Force headquarters in Abuja.
Kayode Ebgetokun who was in charge of the unit in Abuja was transferred to Lagos to take over as the new Commissioner of Police.
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But speaking at the headquarters of the Lagos State Police Command at Ikeja, Imohimi said the handing over had to be stopped following a directive to that effect.
His words: “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.”