Chief Superintendent of Police Ngozi Braide has been appointed the head of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Monitoring Unit, Force Headquarters, Lagos Annex.
The IGP, Mohammed Adamu, recently appointed Braide, who was the officer in charge of the X-Squad, Zone 2 Command, Onikan, Lagos.
With the latest posting, the former Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer enters the history books as the first woman to hold the position.
Braide has a Bachelor of Arts degree in the English Language from the Lagos State University. She joined the Nigeria Police Force as a Cadet Inspector at the age of 19 and was trained at the Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil Kano.
In the course of her career, Braide has attended various courses in Nigeria and abroad, including a prosecution course at the Nigeria Police Detective College, Enugu; an international post-blast investigation at the Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms Academy, Atlanta, Georgia; and a psycho-traumatology, Debriefing and Diffusing course in Switzerland.
Marked for stellar achievements in her law enforcement career, she successfully participated in two United Nations Peacekeeping operations, one with UNMIK, Kosovo, where she served in various crime investigation units until she was appointed to head the Domestic Violence Unit in Kosovo, and in 2006 in Liberia, where she was appointed to head the finance unit of the United Nations Police in that country. As a dedicated officer, she earned a Commendation Award for devotion to duty and hard work.
Braide further honed her skills during a four-year stint with the International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL), where she garnered experience in dealing with organized crime, as she was attached to INTERPOL’s Organised Crime Division (OCD).
The posting was followed by her redeployment to Force Intelligence Bureau, FHQ Annex, Lagos, where she served for another four years before being posted to the Special Fraud Unit (SFU).
While with SFU, she was attached to the Commercial Fraud Unit but later became a sectional head of the Oil and Gas Fraud Section.