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Hakeem Odumosu, a former police chief of the Lagos State Police Command, was Edo’s number one police officer before being deployed to Lagos.

He was the first Chairman of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Crime Enforcement Unit (Task Force), and Commander of the state-funded Rapid Response Squad (RRS).


Name: Hakeem Odumosu
age: 61 years
wife: Mrs Odumosu
date of birth: January 25, 1962
Origin: southwestern state
net worth: $

Hakim Odumosu Biography

Born on January 25, 1962, Hakeem Odumosu grew up in Nigeria, where he developed a deep-seated passion for public service and maintaining law and order.

Hakim Odumosu Education

The Chief of Police of Lagos is not only excellent in police operations, but also versatile in other aspects. He holds a BA in English Language from Zaria Ahmedubello University and a Graduate Diploma in Public Relations and Marketing from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ), Lagos.

Odumosu also holds three degrees from the University of Lagos, including a Postgraduate Advanced Diploma in Security Management Operations; an Advanced Diploma in Law Enforcement Management; and an Advanced Diploma in Terrorism Studies.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Lagos State University. He also plans to complete another master’s degree in peace studies and conflict resolution from the Open University of China. The Lagos CP also holds a Bachelor of Laws (Law) from NOUN.

Hakeem Odumosu career

Odumosu served the country for at least 29 years of his life as a member of the police force. He enlisted on 3 March 1990. Since enlisting, he has taken a number of courses to help him understand his job and the successful operation of the police force. Some of the courses he has taken include the Intermediate Command Course and the Strategic Leadership Command Course at the Jos Police Staff College.

Aged 57, he is also a member of the International Association for Occupational Safety, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Nigerian Company Management Association, and the Nigerian Association of Public Administration, among others.

Not only did Odumosu earn a BA in English Language, he used his knowledge to improve spoken and written English for the general public. He is the author of three books: Principles of English Language; 1005 Questions and Answers in Objective English; and The Price of Discipline, a drama book.

The new Lagos CP is already serving in several states across the country. In Lagos, he served as the Operations Officer for the Isokoko Division, Agag; the Ketu Division; the Satellite Division; and the “d” Sector Command, Mushin. He has also chaired the Lagos State Environment and Special Crime Working Group, Governor’s Office, Alausa, Ikeja and others.

Odumosu has held various positions in other states including Edo, Ogun, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Oyo and Federal Capital Territory Abuja.


On Wednesday, Assistant Inspector-General of Police Hakeem Odumosu (retired) refuted his appointment as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Information gathered by PUNCH that President Bola Tinubu had appointed Odumosu as head of the anti-graft agency was circulated on various media platforms late Tuesday.

However, in an exclusive chat with our reporter, Odumosu refuted that claim, noting that the information came from hoaxers.

However, he urged the public to disregard the messages.

Odumosu said: “From yesterday until today, I have received a flood of calls and messages regarding the so-called ‘EFCC appointment’.

“I just wanted to use this opportunity to debunk these messages and say it is completely untrue. These messages must have been sent by hoaxers and should be ignored.”

The agency’s former chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, was suspended by Tinubu, who directed Abdulkarim Chukkol to take over the leadership of the anti-graft agency in an acting capacity, PUNCH reported.

Hakeem Odumosu personal life

Hakim Odumosu is married with children, but details of his family are not yet known.

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