Meet The 1st Inspector General Of Police
Nigeria got its 1st Inspector General Of Police as Mr. Louis Orok Edet, he is appointed as the Inspector General Of Police April 1, 1964, taking over from the last expatriate Inspector-General Mr. J.E, Hodge; who got ceased to work in August, 1966.
Inspector Louis was Born in Duke town Calabar, Cross River State, on 29th of August 1913 , Edet attended Sacred Heart School, in Calabar; Bonny Grammar School which is in Rivers State and he also Joined the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) as clerk in the year 1931.
Mr Louis was Promoted as a sub-inspector in the year August 1945. Then later in 1948 the sub inspector was transferred to the western provinces as promoted to be the Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) – 1949. He also Attended training courses at Rython-on-dunesmore in England in 1953, 1057, and 1960.
Edet was Promoted as Assistant Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner in the year 1960. In December 1960-1961, commanded the 1st Contingent, NPF, to serve under the flag of United Nations in Congo. In 1961, the Assistant Commissioner became Commissioner in charge of the police in the federal capital territory. From there he was Promoted to Deputy inspector-General – 1962; then later on he was appointed as inspector-General in the year March 1964.
On retirement, Mr Louis Edet was appointed Recruitment Attaché in the Nigerian High Commission in London, 1966-1968; Commissioner for Home Affairs and Information in the then South-Eastern State, 1968-72. Conferred CFR, Queen’s Police Medal (QPM), and CBE.
Mr Louis Orok Edet 1st Isnpector General of Police Died In January 17, 1979.