The Police Service Commission (PSC) has reportedly demoted two Acting Commissioners of Police (ACP) to their rank of Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCP).
- In the report by Goldmyne TV, those affected ‘according to official information’, are the Acting Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, and Aji Ali Janga.
- PSC, in an internal memo signed by the Permanent Secretary, M. F. Istifanus, to the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, said it was withdrawing the anticipatory approval given for the elevation of Edgal and Janga.
- The two officers are to revert to their position of Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCP).
- The memo said the anticipatory approval given on August 22, 2017, was withdrawn at the plenary meeting of the PSC on September 26 and 27, 2017. But, no reason was given for the withdrawal.
- The Police authorities confirmed the replacement of erstwhile Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Fatai Owoseni with Imohimi D. Edgal.
- Excerpts from the statement (by Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole) reads, “Ag/CP Edgar Imohimi has taken over and resumed in an official capacity as the Commissioner of Police Lagos State Police Command with immediate effect.”
- On the death of Tagbo Umeike and, following actress, Caroline Danjuma’s allegations, the police invited both Davido and Danjuma – nothing was said after that.
- Continuing the investigation, an autopsy report revealed Tagbo Umeike died of suffocation, not intoxication, saying Davido would be re-invited.
- And after meeting with Davido, Imohimi disclosed that preliminary investigation showed that late Umeike was rushed to the hospital on Davido’s instruction.
What might have preempted the demotion:
- Imohimi is handling a “big” murder case – involving Davido, who is a member of the Adeleke family and a nephew to Senator Isiaka Adeleke (Osun-West Senatorial District).
- An investigation into the murder revealed that Davido “lied” in his statement about his involvement.
- The ongoing investigation might not go down well with the Adeleke family, and so, the reaction by PSC – or why a public announcement on a resolution that was reached in September?