A former chief security officer to Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Kayode Egbetokun, has been named the new commissioner of police in Lagos state.
The outgoing commissioner, Edgal Imohimi, was redeployed on Sunday to the force headquarters in Abuja.
Imohimi was deployed to Lagos state on August 31, 2017, after serving as the deputy commissioner of police in charge of Operations in the state. Upon his redeployment, he will now head the explosive ordinance unit of the police force in Abuja.
Impeccable sources revealed that Imohimi, who is said to be an ally of Akinwunmi Ambode, the incumbent governor of the state, was relieved of his responsibilities because he did not provide adequate security for the APC rally, which was held in Ikeja last week.
It will be recalled that Musiliu Akinsanya, a strong member of the party and treasurer of the National Union Road Transport Workers (NURTW), popularly known as “MC Oluomo”, was stabbed by rival factions of the party at the said rally, while some journalists were also shot.
Egbetokun was Tinubu’s CSO for a few years before he became the commandant of Police Training School, Ikeja, Lagos. He was also the commander of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Lagos, from 2005 to 2007.