Contrary to reports, Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole has confirmed that out-going Police CP, Fatai Owoseni has officially handed over to the newly appointed commisione, Edgal Imohimi.
A statement from the Police PRO exclusively obtained by LIB reads, ‘the Lagos state police command wishes to inform members of the public that CP Fatai Owoseni has handed over to the new commissioner of police Lagos state police command to Ag/COMPOL Edgal Imohimi. The command would like to state that at no point in time did the former CP Lagos state refuse to obey the lawful directives of the Inspector General of Police IGP Ibrahim K Idris by handing over to his successor.
CP Fatai Owoseni wishes the officers and men of the command all the best under the leadership of the Commissioner of police Lagos state Ag/COMPOL Edgal Imohimi at the officer’s mess , a conference of senior officers area commander’s DPO’s and HOD’s were all present today 31st August 2017.
The official brief from the out going CP Fatai Owoseni to officers was to devote the same official capacity they once had with him to the efforts of the new CP to continue to make Lagos state peaceful and crime free. The Ag/COMPOL Edgal Imohimi had a quick security brief with the officers for the public holiday and warned officers to make sure the sallah break is hitch free with robust police visibility.
He also told Area commanders and DPO’s to confine their officers and men to the barrack for effective policing during the festive period’.