Imohimi Edgal Remains Acting Lagos CP – Force Headquarters
The Force Public Relation Officer (FPRO), Jimoh Moshood, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), has said that Imohimi Edgal remains as the acting Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command.
Moshood said this while responding to a letter from Police Service Commission (PSC) to the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, informing that Imohimi had been reverted to his former rank of Deputy Commissioner of Police.
The letter, signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Commission, Mr. H.F Istifanus on behalf of the Chairman, Sir Mike Okiro, has as heading ‘Withdrawal of Acting Appointment: AP. 25095 Imohimi D. Edgal and AP. 36665 Aji Ali Janga.
He said “the PSC has the power to appoint, promote and discipline officer but they don’t have power to demote. They can only demote an officer after the Force Disciplinary Committee has looked into what the officer has done and then recommend him or her for discipline.
“They can only authorize them to authenticate what the Police take them. In this case, acting CP Edgal has not committed any disciplinary offence and the Force Disciplinary Committee has not recommended him for demotion. They cannot demote him and they have no such powers. They should not go beyond their powers.
“Nigeria Police Force can exist without PSC but PSC cannot exist without the NPF. We are not aware of reduction in power and acting CP Lagos State has not been demoted.”