By Raymond Osho
ABEOKUTA – A new Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun has been posted to Ogun State Police Command.
Edward, a graduate of Political Science, Second Class Upper, from the University of Ibadan, joined the Nigeria Police Force as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of police in 1988, and has worked in various capacities across the length and breadth of the country.
He started his Police career in the old Bendel State as 2i/c Police-Public Relations Officer (PPRO) between 1990 and 1991.
Thereafter, he was appointed pioneer Police-Public Relations Officer of the newly created Delta State Police Command from 1991 to 1993. He was Director of Operations (DOPs) Task Force on Telecommunictions and Postal Offences, 1996 to 1998.
The new CP also worked as a detective in X-Squad, the anti-corruption section of the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCIID), Alagbon Close, Lagos.
He was at various times Sectional Head at the Special Fraud Unit, Ikoyi as well as SCIID, Panti, Lagos, and later became pioneer Head, Anti-Vice Squad, Lagos State Police HQ, Ikeja. He had also served as DPO Elere and Ebute-Ero, Lagos, respectively.
CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun, psc, was also Personal Assistant (PA) to the former Inspector-General of Police Tafa Balogun, npm, mni, CFR, at the Force Headquarters in Abuja and briefly as Principal Staff officer (PSO) Lagos Annex to the former IGP Solomon Arase, npm, mni, CFR.
He has also served as Area Commander Bauchi, Akure and Ikeja respectively.
In 2016, he was promoted to the rank of Deputy Commissioner of Police and posted to Rivers State as DC operations from where after a very short stint, he was transferred to Ondo State as DC operations.
He was subsequently posted to Akwa Ibom State as DC State CID and from there to Ekiti State Police Command also as DC State CID.
CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun, psc, had also worked as DC Operations in Ogun State from where he was promoted to the elite rank of Commissioner of Police and posted to Police Medical Services, Falomo, Lagos, as CP Administration and from there to Ogun state as the new Commissioner of Police.
The new police helmsman has attended courses within and outside Nigeria among which are Public Relations Development Course at the Police Staff College, Jos; Advanced Detective Course (ADC) at Police Staff College,Jos; United Nations Civilian Police Senior Management Seminar, New Delhi, India; International Arms Trafficking course Gaborne, Botswana; Intermediate Command Course (ICC) where he emerged as the best graduating officer of the course and Senior Management (Strategic Command and Leadership Course Command) course, both at the Staff College, Jos.
The new CP also has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Lagos State University and LL.B (Hons.) from the National Open University Nigeria (NOUN). Within police circles, the new CP is known to be a very brilliant officer, a good detective and hardworking officer of high integrity.
He is a member of International Association of Police Chiefs and Ngerian Institute of Management (NIM).
He is happily married, and the marriage is blessed with wonderful children.