Following his recent promotion to the rank of a Commissioner of Police, by the Police Service Commission, Imohimi O. Edgal, needs no introduction within the Security Community in Nigeria.
The seasoned police officer, who was until his promotion, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP, in-charge-of Operations, at the Lagos State Police Command and ended the activities of the dreaded Badoo cult, terrorizing Ikorodu and its adjoining communities, leaving several persons dead, his well known within Lagos and other parts of the country.
Edgal, who was enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force, as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police, on February 2, 1986, has served in various commands and formation 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, Edgal his highly trained on Community and Intelligence gathering policing, enabling him in organizing the first Community Policing summits in Ikeja GRA, Lagos.
It’s on record that Edgal, 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 as the Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP, in-charge-of the Area A, Command, Lagos.
Edgal, had in October 2009, obtained a diploma degree in Police Science, he also obtained a certificate of National Security for Nigeria Defense Intelligence, which was organized by the Center of Strategic Studies at Galilee International Management Institute Israel and the Defense Intelligence College Abuja in 2015, which necessitated his appointment as the ACP, at the Intelligence Unit of the Police Force Headquarters Abuja.
Following his promotion to the rank of DCP and his appointment as DC OPS Lagos State, Edgal through his community policing experience, mobilized a joint security operation which includes members of the Oodua Progress Congress, OPC, Vigilante, traditionalists and some local chiefs in tackling the menace of the Badoo Cult Group which has killed several persons in Ikorodu and Ogijo areas of Lagos and Ogun State, his effort aided the discovery of a notorious shrine which is used for ritual killings in Ikorodu .
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, 2017, by gunmen who invaded the school. Edgal was said to have mobilized policemen from the Lagos Command Police Unit in Ajah in attacking and killing members of the kidnap gang when they attempted snatching some gunboats from the Marine Police in Epe. The leader of the kidnap gang, known as America was killed in that operation, his death and the subsequent arrest of relatives of members of his gang compelled members of the gang to release the victims.