The Police Force headquarters on Tuesday stopped the swearing in Kayode Egbetokun as the new Commissioner of Police in Lagos State.
The current Commissioner, Edgal Imohimi, disclosed this on Tuesday, saying he got a directive from Abuja to suspend the handing over ceremony which was slated for today.
Imohimi, had been redeployed to Abuja, to resume as the Commissioner of Police in charge of Explosive Ordinance Unit at the Force Headquarters. Egbetokun had been redeployed to replace him in acting capacity.
The CP, while addressing the press, in the presence of Mr Kayode 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.”