History of the Lagos State Police Command

Lagos State was created in May, 1967. It is bounded in the North and East by Ogun State, in the West by Republic of Benin and in the South by Atlantic Ocean. Although Lagos state is the smallest state in Nigeria, with an area of 356,861 hectares of which 75,755 hectares are wetlands; it has the highest population of 17, 552,942 citizens.

At Creation, it had four (4) Police Area Commands and twenty-two (22) Police Divisions.At present, it has thirteen (13) Police Area Commands and one hundred and seven (107) Police Divisions. The strength of Police personnel as of date is 30,552.

As at date, thirty-four (34) Commissioners of Police have headed the Command since inception. Five of the Commissioners served when the State was a Federal Territory. They are: I. S. Proud, M. E. K. Roberts, Hamman Maiduguri, P. O. Chude and Theophilus Fagbola; Ag CP Imohimi O. Edgar is the incumbent (current) Commissioner.The longest serving Commissioner is CP James Danbaba (4 years), and the shortest serving Commissioner is CP Ekpo-Udom Udom (4 days).

Past Commissioners

Fatai O Owoseni
Fatai O Owoseni
06/07/15 - 30/08/17
Cornelius Aderanti
Cornelius Aderanti
09/09/14 - 06/07/15
Umar A Manko
Umar A Manko
01/03/12 -09/09/14
Yakubu A Alkali
Yakubu A Alkali
31/01/11 - 01/03/12
Marvel E Akpotibo
Marvel E Akpotibo
28/07/08 - 31/01/11
Audu Abubakar
Audu Abubakar
06/06/08 - 27/07/08
M.D Abubakar
M.D Abubakar
06/07/07 - 06/06/08
Bashiru Azeez
Bashiru Azeez
06/04/07 - 06/07/07
Udom U Ekpoudom
Udom U Ekpoudom
02/04/07 - 06/04/07
Emmanuel Adebayo
Emmanuel Adebayo
30/11/05 - 02/04/07
Ade A. Ajakaiye
Ade A. Ajakaiye
30/03/05 - 30/11/05
Israel O. Ajao
Israel O. Ajao
11/05/04 - 30/03/05
Mr. Y E Arebamen
Mr. Y E Arebamen
08/03/02 - 11/05/04
Mike M Okiro
Mike M Okiro
02/08/99 -08/03/02
S.A.P Aghedo
S.A.P Aghedo
02/10/98 -02/09/99
Alhaji Abubakar B Tsav
Alhaji Abubakar B Tsav
25/09/96 - 02/10/98
Mr. James Danbaba
Mr. James Danbaba
29/09/92 - 25/09/96
Mr. Yemi Odubela
Mr. Yemi Odubela
28/08/91 - 29/09/92
Mr. Sani-Daura Ahmed
Mr. Sani-Daura Ahmed
01/01/1990 -28/08/91
Mr. Ahmadu Sheidu
Mr. Ahmadu Sheidu
11/11/87 - 31/04/89
Alhaji Saminu Daura
Alhaji Saminu Daura
16/01/84 - 11/11/87
Mamman Nassarawa
Mamman Nassarawa
06/01/82 - 16/01/84
Mr. M Gambo
Mr. M Gambo
01/03/79 - 06/01/82
J.U Usen
J.U Usen
27/10/76 - 01/03/79
Mr. E.L Omitola
Mr. E.L Omitola
05/09/75 - 27/10/76
Alhaji Isa Sadiu Adejo
Alhaji Isa Sadiu Adejo
01/04/73 - 05/09/75
Joseph Adeola
Joseph Adeola
02/07/70 - 06/04/73
Emmanuel Olawiye
Emmanuel Olawiye
21/10/67 -01/05/70
Mr. I S Proud
Mr. I S Proud
8/03/61 - 13/05/63

Phone Numbers

Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit

(+234) 8067946296 (+234) 8063025274 (+234) 8063124759
(+234) 8113683077 (+234) 8097283173 (+234) 8089781657
(+234) 8126404930 (+234) 8081426895

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