Breaking: DCP Egbetokun takes over from Edgal as Lagos Police Commissioner

Lagos State Commissioner of Police Imohimi Edgal has been redeployed.

EdgalA source from force headquarters said  Edgal was redeployed to the Force Headquarters in Abuja as the Commissioner of Police in charge of Explosive Ordinance Unit.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Kayode Egbetokun, it was learnt, has been asked to take over from Edgal as the Acting Police Commissioner.

Before his appointment, Egbetokun is the Commandant, Police Training School (PTS) in the Nigeria Police College, Ikeja, Lagos.

Edgal redeployment may not be unconnected with the controversy that trailed the police handling of the crisis that nearly marred the All Progressives Congress (APC) Lagos rally held at the Skypower Grounds, Ikeja Government Reservation Area (GRA) last Tuesday.


The Lagos State Police Command, thereafter, declared National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Lagos State Auditor Mustapha Adekunle aka Sego wanted for “attempting to disrupt the rally.”

Adekunle described the police action as a “frame-up.”

The following day, some NURTW members in Oshodi accused Edgal of being bias in handling the crisis.

Born on September 4, 1964 in Erinja, Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State, Egbetokun enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force on March 3, 1990, as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police.

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He had his initial Cadet training in the Nigeria Police Academy and has attended many other courses within and outside the Police Force. He has worked in several Police commands and formations across the country and held command positions at various times in his career spanning 26 years.

As a Deputy Superintendent of Police in 1999, he was appointed the Chief Security Officer to the then Governor of Lagos State.

In that capacity, he coordinated the security of the entire state while reporting to the governor.

He has served as the Commander, Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Lagos, Squadron Commander, Mopol 5, Benin, Benin City, Officer-in-Charge, Anti-Fraud Unit, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command, Abuja, Chief Superintendent of Police, Administration, Lagos State Command Head Quarters, Ikeja, Area Commander, Osogbo, Osun State Command and Area Commander, Gusau, Zamfara State Command among several others.

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