- The reshuffle in the top hierarchy of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has seen a change of leadership in Lagos state
- The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has effected a change in Nigeria's commercial capital
- The new police boss comes with years of valuable experience within the NPF
A report by Vanguard newspaper indicates that the IGP, Ibrahim Idris, has appointed Imohimi Edgar as the new Commissioner of Police in-charge-of the Lagos state police command, following Edgar’s recent promotion to by the Police Service Commission.
According to the report, Edgar is the immediate past Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), in-charge-of operations, in Lagos state.
He was said to have been instrumental in ending the activities of the dreaded Badoo cult and militants carrying out kidnappings within Ikorodu and its adjoining communities.
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Edgar who has an intimidating CV, 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, spending most of his days at the Lagos state police command.
He is 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.
He is highly trained on community and intelligence gathering policing, enabling him in organising the first Community Policing Summits in Ikeja GRA, Lagos state.
He hosted security stakeholders in Ikeja, at Savoy Suite, GRA and lectured participants on how to assist the police on community policing.
Edgar attended several courses organised by the Department For International Development, United Kingdom, in Lagos, Awka, Anambra states and Staff College Jos, Plateau state.
Following his promotion to the rank of a DCP and his appointment as DC operations Lagos state, Edgar through his community policing experience, mobilised a joint security operation, involving members of the Oodua Progress Congress, Ikorodu Local Vigilante, Oyebo, the Departments of State Security, Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps, traditionalists and some local chiefs in Ikorodu, in tackling the menace of the Badoo cult group.
His effort aided the discovery of a suspected notorious shrine which is used for ritual purposes .
He was also said to have played a huge role in the successful rescue of the six kidnapped students, of Lagos Model College, Igbonla, Epe, who were abducted on May 25 by gunmen who invaded the school.
His appointment came at a time Lagos state is grappling with rampant cases of kidnappings and jungle justice.
In another development, a major shake-up has been announced in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), which has affected 55 top management staff.
This was contained in a statement signed by Ndu Ughamadu who is the group general manager, group public affairs division of the NNPC on Tuesday, August 29.
Watch Legit.ng TV vox pop where Lagosians speak angrily about the menace of kidnappings in the state: