TheCable understands that Edgal Imohimi, the outgoing commissioner, was redeployed on Sunday to the force headquarters in Abuja.
Sources told TheCable that Imohimi, who is said to be an ally of Akinwunmi Ambode, the incumbent governor of the state, was “fired from Lagos” because he did not provide adequate security for the APC rally, which was held in Ikeja last week.
At the rally, 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, while some journalists were also shot.
The new commissioner was also the commander of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Lagos, from 2005 to 2007.
He will now head the explosive ordnance unit of the police force in Abuja, the country’s capital.