Lagos State Police Command announced on Friday that Fatai Owoseni has handed over to a new Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi.
According to Punch, controversies had on Wednesday trailed the appointment of Imohimi as Owoseni’s successor, as the former CP had maintained that he was still in charge of the command.
However, in a statement released by the state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole said Owoseni at no point refused an order of the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to vacate office for his successor.
He said, “CP Fatai Owoseni wished 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 officers’ mess during a conference of senior officers, Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and Head of Departments.”
The PPRO said Owoseni advised policemen in the state to work with the new CP to make Lagos peaceful and crime free.
Famous-Cole said Imohimi later had a quick security brief with the officers for the Eid-el-Kabir holidays and urged them to make the break hitch free.