Edgar Imohimi has been appointed the new Commissioner of Police in-charge of the Lagos State Command by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris. The appointment followed Edgar’s recent promotion by the Police Service Commission (PSC). He was until his promotion, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP, in charge of Operations, in Lagos State.
Not only does the new CP know the Lagos terrain, he led several raids against notorious kingpins, criminal gangs and their hideouts.
Here are 8 highlights you need to know about Imohimi, the new commissioner of Police in Lagos:
- Imohimi Edgar was enlisted 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, and spending most of his days at the Lagos State Police Command.
- A 1984 graduate of Art at the University of Jos, he went on to bag a masters degree in Public and International Affairs at the University of Lagos in 2004. Edgar is highly trained on Community and Intelligence Gathering Policing; he organised the first Community Policing summits in Ikeja GRA, Lagos State.
- Edgar has served as the Divisional Police Officer of Shomolu Police Division, Seme Police Division, Ikeja and Surulere Police Divisions, between 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 He obtained a diploma degree in Police Science.
- He also obtained a certificate of National Security for Nigeria Defence Intelligence, at the Centre of Strategic Studies, Galilee International Management Institute Israel and the Defence Intelligence College Abuja in 2015, which necessitated his appointment as the ACP in charge of the Intelligence at the Police Force Headquarters Abuja.
- He is an expert in Community Policing, and 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 as DPO Ikeja Division, he 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.
- His operations – Leading a joint security operation, involving members of the Oodua Progress Congress, OPC, Ikorodu Local Vigilante, Oyebo, the DSS, Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps, traditionalists and some local chiefs to tackle the menace of the Badoo cult group in Ikorodu
- He played a major role in the rescue of the six kidnapped students of Lagos Model College, Igbonla, Epe, who were abducted on May 25, 2017.
He mobilised policemen from the Anti-Robbery and Kidnapping units of the Lagos Police, and their counterparts at the Marine Police to attack and kill members of the kidnap gang that attempted to snatch some police gunboats from the Marine Police Post in Ajah. He led member of the Force that compelled abductors of the kidnapped Epe students to free their captives in Ondo State.
– Chika Okorie for encomium.ng