AIG Hakeem Odumosu Biography: Age, First Wife, Religion, Awards, Children

Hakeem Odumosu is the current Assistant Inspector General of Police. The Nigerian-born is the immediate past and the 36th Lagos Commissioner of Police.

Odumosu believes that a good leader should lead from the front. There was a Farewell/Pull-out Parade at Police College, Ikeja, in January 2022 to honor his resignation.

Hakeem Odumosu
Hakeem Odumosu biography
Quick Facts
Name:Hakeem Odumosu
Born:1964 (age 58 years)
Alma mater:Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
Occupation:Police Officer
Position:Assistant Inspector General of Police
Former Position:36th Lagos Commissioner of Police
First Wife:Nafisat Odumosu
Second Wife:Folashade Omotade-Odumosu (m. 2021)


Hakeem Odumosu studied English at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He obtained a Bachelor of Law degree from the National Open University of Nigeria. 

Tango One also holds a Master’s Degree in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution from the National Open University of Nigeria. He graduated with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Lagos State University.

Odumosu holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Security Management and Operations from the University of Lagos.

Other post-graduate degrees from UNILAG include Advanced Diploma in Law Enforcement Administration and Higher Diploma in Terrorism Studies.

Hakeem holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Relations and Marketing from the Nigeria Institute of Journalism.


Odumosu began to serve as an Operations Officer in Isokoko, Ketu, and Satellite Divisions. He also served at Area D Command, Mushin, Lagos.

Hakeem served as Chairperson of Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental and Special Offences, Governor Office in Ikeja. He was the Officer in Charge of the Pensions Offices in Edo State and Ogun State.

Tango One worked with the Kaduna State Command handling the Research and Planning Department. 

He was also a Commander of the Lagos State Rapid Response Squad. He was also Area Commander of Akwanga in Nasarawa State.

Odumosu was Assistant Commissioner of Police Operations, Western Ports Authority Command, Lagos. He was Area Commander in Agodi Area Command of Oyo State.

He was the Deputy Commissioner of Police Operations, Department of Operations, Force Headquarters Abuja. He was appointed the Commissioner of Police, Department of Research and Planning.

Hakeem was the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Administration, Department of Operations, Force Headquarters Abuja. He worked as Commissioner of Police (Inspectorate) and Department of Training and Development, Force Headquarters Abuja.

Odumosu worked as Commissioner of Police, Edo State and Commissioner of Police, Finance, and Administration, Department of Operations, Force Headquarters Abuja.

He was Head of the Enforcement Unit of the Presidential Taskforce to Restore Law and Order on Apapa gridlock, Lagos.


Hakeem Odumosu is the immediate past Commissioner of Police in Lagos State. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu commended him for serving the country with his mental and physical.

Odumosu retired from the Force after he was appointed the Assistant Inspector General of Police. He has served for thirty-two years and was enlisted on March 3, 1990.

Governor Sanwo-Olu thanked him for his service to Lagos and said that Odumosu attended to his constitutional duties with vigor, courage, and without excuses.


Hakeem Odumosu has joined several professional associations. He is a fellow international institute of professional security.

Tango One is a member of the international association of chief of police.

The AIG is a fellow of the institute of corporate administration of Nigeria. He is also a member of the institute of public administration of Nigeria.

Personal Life

Hakeem Odumosu is a father and husband. His first wife, Nafisat Odumosu, accompanied him during his valedictory speech.

AIG Haleem Odumosu married his second wife, Folashade Omotade-Odumosu, in September 2021. They tied the knot in a colorful wedding at Banana Island.

Folashade is a socialite and businesswoman. She was the wife of the late permanent secretary, Olaseni Omotade.


Hakeem Odumosu is a recipient of many local and international awards. His commitment to his work and enhancing peace and security earned him the most accolades. He received awards from several bodies like:

  • Lions International
  • Batco Mandate Group
  • West African Student Union (WASU)
  • Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria
  • Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria
  • Island Club
  • Institute of Public Administration of Nigeria
  • Junior Chamber International
  • Lagos state police command
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