By Time Nigeria
In line with the strategic restructuring and the quest to bring about effective policing in Lagos and Nigeria in general, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has appointed Imohimi Edgar, as the new Commissioner of Police in-charge-of the Lagos State Command, following Edgar’s recent promotion by the Police Service Commission, PSC.
The newly appointed CP, Lagos, Edgar is a seasoned and cosmopolitan police officer, who has cut his teeth in his chosen career. Prior to his promotion, Edgar was the Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP, in-charge-of Operations, in Lagos State, he played a prominent role at putting an end to the activities of the dreaded Badoo cult and kidnappings within Ikorodu and its environs.
Edgar was enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force, as a cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP, on February 2, 1986; he served in various commands and formations of the NPF within the country in several capacities.
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, he 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.
Edgar is an intelligent police officer who has been precipitating his lofty ideas and experiences in bringing about law and order in Nigerian society.