Edgar replaces Owoseni as Lagos Police Commissioner

Edgar replaces Owoseni as Lagos Police Commissioner

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 8:59 am

Edgar to replace Lagos CP Fatai Owoseni

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has appointed, Imohimi Edgar, as the new Commissioner of Police in-charge-of the Lagos State Command.

‎Edgar, a seasoned police officer, who was until his recent promotion as commissioner of police, was the  Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP, in-charge-of Operations, in Lagos State. A statement from the Police authorities said he was instrumental in ending  activities of the dreaded Badoo cult and militants  carrying out kidnappings within  Ikorodu and its adjoining communities.

He wasenlisted into the Nigeria Police Force, as a cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police, on February 2, 1986, serving  in various commands and formations of the NPF within the country in several capacities, spending most of his days at the Lagos State Police Command.

A 1984 graduate of Art at the University of Jos, who went on to bag a master degree in Public and International Affairs at the University of Lagos in 2004, Edgar is highly trained on Community and Intelligence Gathering Policing, enabling him in organising the first Community Policing summits in Ikeja GRA, Lagos State.

It’s on record that Edgar, who served as the Divisional Police Officer of Shomolu Police Division, Seme Police Division, Ikeja and Surelere Police Divisions, between the year 2003 and 2011, as a Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP, before he was promoted and appointed  the Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP, in-charge-of the Area A, Command, Lagos, ‎obtained a diploma degree in Police Science.  ‎

He also obtained a certificate of National Security for Nigeria Defense Intelligence,  at  the Centre of Strategic Studies,  Galilee International Management Institute Israel and the Defense Intelligence College Abuja in 2015, which necessitated his appointment as the ACP in-charge-of  the Intelligence at the Police Force Headquarters Abuja.

An expert in Community Policing,  Edgar attended several courses organised by the  Department For International Development, DFID, United Kingdom, in Lagos, Awka, Anambra States and Staff College Jos, Plateau State, making him Community Policing in Nigeria.

In 2010, Edgal, as  DPO Ikeja Division, launched the first Community Policing in Ikeja Lagos State. He hosted security stakeholders in Ikeja, at Savoy Suite, GRA and lectured participants on how to assist the police on Community Policing.

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