Edgal Imohinmi assumes duty as 29th CP of Akwa Ibom
Mr i9mohimi Edgal, the 29th Commissioner of Police in Akwa Ibom has assumed duty in the state with a promise to entrench visibility and community based policing to reduce crime in the state.
The new police boss made the promise in a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the Police Command, SP Odiko Macdon in Uyo on Tuesday.
Macdon said the new commissioner of police took over from Mr Kenneth Ebrimson, who was posted to the state barely a week ago and had been redeployed.
The PPRO said Edgal had a legacy of using community police strategy to tackle crime in Ogun, his former Command.
“The Commissioner of Police, who is a reputable administrative and an operational fellow, has promised to entrench visibility and community based policing in line with international best practices, to bringing crime to the lowest level in the state.
“The Commissioner of Police, whose legacies precedes him as a community policing advocate, is reputed for mobilising a joint security operation which, to a large extent, tackled the menace of the deadly Badoo cult, known for killing several persons in Ikorodu and Ogijo areas of Lagos states and Ogun,” Macdon said.
According to him, the new police boss holds Masters Degree in Public and International Affairs from the University of Lagos, a BA degree in History from the University of Jos, and a Diploma in Police Science.
He also said that Edgal was appointed into the Nigeria Police Force has a cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police on the Feb. 1, 1986, adding that the new police commissioner had served the Force meritoriously in various capacities within and outside the country.