New Commissioner of Police in charge of the Nigeria Police Federal Special Anti-robbery Squad (FSARS), CP Imohimi Edgal, has released special hotlines, calling on citizens to report excesses of operatives of the unit across the country.
The citizens complaint hot lines are: 08121226468, 08081911644, 09095097307, 08055911306 and 08062856290.
It was gathered that Edgal, a crack crime buster was posted to the Federal SARS by the Inspector- General of Police to reposition the outfit with a view to tackling violent crimes across the country.
The Edo State born Edgal’s breakthrough in crimes during his time as the command’s boss was rated high.
As one of the 21st Century Commissioners of Police to be in charge of the Lagos State Police Command, Imohimi Edgal, who was at the helm of affairs between September 2017 and March, 2019 is one cop many Lagos residents would not forget in a hurry.
To the bad guys in different criminal camps across the state, Edgal was thorn in the flesh of criminals but to the good guys, he was a hard fighter who was ready to pursue cultists, armed robbers, kidnappers, spiritualists, child molesters, wife abusers and illicit drug dealers to the gate of hell.
The legacy of his robust policing in Lagos within the 18 months he held forth has continued to be remembered with nostalgia.
Having served in the Lagos State Command over the years in different capacities and becoming the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of operations during Fatai Owoseni’s era as the Commissioner of Police, Edgal was ostensibly on a familiar terrain.
At some point, he had the opportunity to hold brief for the commissioner in acting capacity. It was during that period he led a team of crack detectives and operations men from the State Command to dismantle an emerging deadly gang of spiritualists, Badoo cult group .
The gang’s activities were already sending some residents of Ikorodu and its environs to their early graves as some helpless victims were crushed with some mystery stones mostly at night by members of the cult gang.
At that time, there was an unconfirmed report that for each victim of the Badoo gang whose blood was soaked in white hanker-chief after being killed, the sum of N500,000 was paid by their sponsor.
The spate of Badoo gang’s activities was escalating by the day and were fast extending beyond Ikorodu town and its environs, coming towards Lagos metropolis but Edgal’s operational astuteness combined with fearlessness became a serious obstacle to the blood suckers.
According to a senior Police officer at Adeniji Adele, “We are happy that Edgal is the CP. We are very confident that we will make breakthroughs because Edgal is a workaholic who will put us on our toes. He did well in Lagos and we know that he will replicate what he did in Lagos State Police command”.