Hoganguards Limited (formerly Guardsmark Nigeria Limited), a limited liability company, is one of the leading security companies in the country.

The company began operation on August 18, 1981 and has advanced over the years in the field of Industrial Security.

The company currently operates offices in most major capital cities of Nigeria including, Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Ibadan, Akure, Abeokuta, Aba, Asaba, Ado-Ekiti, Ondo, Ore, Ijebu-Ode, Ile-Ife, Calabar, Kano and Enugu.

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The company is rated amongst the top three security companies in Nigeria in terms of size, organization, experience, equipment, assets, profitability, effectiveness and strategy. Additionally, Hoganguards Limited ranks as one of the oldest (yet efficient) surviving security companies in Nigeria.


Consistently stronger and better through the years!

The company is rated amongst the first three security companies in Nigeria in terms of size, organization, experience, equipment, assets, profitability, effectiveness and strategy. Additionally, Hoganguards Limited ranks as one of the oldest (yet efficient) surviving security companies in Nigeria.

We provide a holistic security service

Hoganguards will always provide top notch security services. But as the needs of our customers are ever-changing, we have evolved into delivering traditional security via modern and convenient technology.

  • Specialized on-site guarding
  • Mobile guarding
  • 24-hour vehicular Patrol
  • Security Screening
  • Escort Services
  • Armed Escort
  • Digital Video Surveillance
  • Remote guarding (Central Monitoring System)
  • Technology solutions
  • Corporate risk management

24-hour Vehicular Patrol

Our vehicle patrol service is a seven day a week program that fits our client’s specific needs and is tailored differently to each property that we serve. During our random inspections our uniformed officers will conduct foot patrols, door & window checks, lock or unlock any designated areas, check for maintenance or safety hazards, respond on calls of service and alarm activations, investigate suspicious or criminal activity, and enforce your property’s rules/regulations.

Central Monitoring Services

Hoganguards can monitor your ATM, Kiosk, facility, home or organization with state of the art equipment and highly trained specialists 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As a consultative industry knowledgeable service organization, we are committed to developing and providing an ever expanding range of solutions to help our clients.

Security needs? We have you covered…

With burning zeal to improve on training, a giant step was taken in 1992 to involve professionals in the training and re-training scheme to supplement the efforts of conventional training instructors.

Our training programs for new recruits take a time frame of two (2) weeks. The program is spread over 3 principal security training units: Basic Security Training, Paramilitary Training, and Case Studies.

With minimal training, Security monitoring personnel now have total control over all security system functions such as card access control, video surveillance, alarms, perimeter detection and all resources/personnel on duty.

These days, crowd control is much more complicated than simply adding a guard or two to direct traffic and offer basic aid. We have the experience of working with creditable companies ensuring to make their events a positive experience. A great deal of time and money goes into planning a special event for your business.

Whether it be for a one-off or annual event. We have a team of professionals and experience event stewards for high quality and cost effective event guarding.


We promote best practices for consistent customer service and employee relations.

Dr. Kola Ibirogba
Dr. Kolawole Ibirogba attended Eko Boys’ High School for secondary education and thereafter attended various higher institutions in the United States from the state of Nebraska, Texas, Oklahoma and Maryland. He holds B.Ba, M.Ba. Ph.D and certification as a Polygraph examiner from Maryland Institute of Criminal Justice. Dr. Ibirogba is a member of The American Polygraph Association. He is an industrial psychologist and forensic psychologist.
Paul J. Ibirogba
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
A graduate of the University of Houston in Texas, USA, Paul previously managed an outreach site for the YMCA of Greater Houston in Texas. He also held a role as editor of Vegan World News where he was responsible for stories that were either featured in or credited as sources for major newspapers including the Guardian (UK), Forbes, and The Independent. His career spans the United States, China, Philippines, and South Korea, where he has held various roles in business, consulting and education. Paul was a cadet in the US Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. He is a member of ASIS.
Kehinde Adebayo
Director/Business Development
A veteran in the field of marketing, Kehinde Adebayo served as Assistant Corporate Services Manager for Sweet Sensation, Marketing Manager for Sureground and Customer Service and Facility Manager for UACN Property before joining Hoganguards six years ago, where he has quickly risen to the top of the ranks. He is a member of the Polygraph Examiners Association International, Port Facility Security Officer and a chartered member of  National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria.
Toyin Adebayo
Head, Accounts
Toyin Adebayo, attended Ogun State Polytechnic, now Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Abeokuta, and later graduated from the University of Lagos with second-class honors in Accountancy. She is a registered member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. Her training includes Cost and Revenue Controls and Management. She previously worked in the educational and insurance sectors before working in accounting in multiple security outfits, including Hogan since 2017.
Aderosoye Olukoya
Head, Operations
Aderosoye Olukoya attended Kwara State Polytechnic Institution at Kwara State Polytechnic, where he obtained his degree. He joined Hogan in 2005, where he currently works as head of operations. He has obtained various professional certifications, including security management and strategic operations from the International Institute of Professional Security (IIPS).
Ololade Salau
Head, Legal
A graduate of Nigerian Law School in Lagos, Ololade Salau began her career as a volunteer counsel at the Office of the Public Defender at Lagos State Ministry of Justice. She was subsequently employed at a private law firm before joining Hogan’s team of corporate lawyers.
Femi Akinola
Head, IT
Prior to becoming Hogan Guards’ IT manager, Femi Akinola previously worked at IT & software development firm YMC Company in Ghana. He is also experienced in finance, internal audit, and marketing.
Jelili Adebisi
Head, Office and Projects
A graduate of accounting, Jelili Adebisi started his professional career at Access Bank and later worked at an investment firm prior to joining Hogan Guards in 2006 as an accounts officer. He currently serves as the office and project manager, in charge of the logistics for various corporate events and projects.
Thelma Mella
Head, Marketing
A graduate of Imo State University where she obtained a degree in International Studies and History, Thelma Mella also attained a Masters of Public and International Affairs from the University of Lagos. She joined Hogan Guards’ marketing department in 2013.
Michael Akinyemi
Assistant Operations Manager
Michael Akinyemi attended the University of Lagos, where he studied business administration and received a BSc. He has received a number of security-related certifications while working with Hogan since 2007.
Monday Uko
Head, Training
Monday Uko served in the Nigerian Police Force for 35 years, where he worked in the intelligence department, mobile police force, and patrol and guards amongst others. He holds a Bsc in criminality studies as well as numerous diplomas in security operations and management from the University of Lagos. He heads the training department, responsible for training Hogan security guards.
Ekpenyong Enwan
Head, Hoganguards Calabar
A graduate of the University of Calabar, where he attained a BA, PGD in management, and an MBA, Ekpenyong Enwan joined Hogan Guards in 2006, serving as the operations manager/admin executive. His management and business background have made him a good fit as the head of our Calabar branch.
Mabel Obot
Head, Legal- Abuja
Barrister Mabel Okoh Obot attended the prestigious Marymount College, Agbor in Delta State, Nigeria. Thereafter, she attended Edo State University, now Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma, Edo State, where she earned her LL.B Hons. She later attended the Nigerian Law School, Abuja, where she was awarded her B.L degree. After a stint in law practice, she joined Hogan in 2013 as the head of legal in Lagos. She currently heads the Hogan Abuja branch.
Celestine Chikeluba
Head, Hoganguards Aba
Celestine Chikeluba attended University of Nigeria, Nsukka and University of Ibadan, where he obtained his first degree in Mass Communication and Diploma in Law, respectively. His experience in the security industry is vast. He has worked in various organizations as Chief Security Officer (CSO), Regional Security Manager, Security Operations Manager and more.
Fayomi Eyitayo Martins
Head, Hoganguards Abeokuta
Eyitayo Martins Fayomi attended Titcombe College Egbe Kogi State and holds an NCE and B.A certificate both in Fine and Applied Art obtained in Federal College of Education Okene Kogi and Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife respectively. He is a member of the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria. His leadership ability and training in the security industry make him an ideal fit with Hogan.
Samson Falana
Operations Manager- Hoganguards Abeokuta
Samson Falana studied Accountancy at Grace Polytechnic in Lagos before joining Hogan as a guard. Through his hard work, he was promoted to the supervisor before being promoted again. He now supervises the security personnel and assists the Abeokuta Branch Manager with operations.
Emmanuel Ezeude
Head Hoganguards- Enugu
Emmanuel E. Chijoke attended Enugu State University of Science and Technology, where he earned a Bachelor of Engineering in civil engineering. He has worked with Hogan since 2012.
Sanusi Azeez
Head, Hoganguards Ijebu-Ode
Sanusi Azeez holds a wealth of experience in the security field. Having worked for Hogan for more than 15 years, he is among a small but growing number of employees who have dedicated the majority of their working life to protecting lives and assets.
Benjamin Akuraga
Head, Hoganguards Ilorin
Benjamin Akuraga attended College of Advanced and Professional Studies as well as Benue State University, where he obtained a BSci in Political Science. He joined Hogan in 2014 as a security operative and was later promoted to branch manager in 2016.
Franca Ijeoma
Head, Hoganguards Ibadan
Franca Ijeoma attended various institutions of higher education in Nigeria from Benin City, Edo State to Ibadan, Oyo State. She holds a BSc from University of Ibadan and AJL Training Certificate Quality Management System Internal Auditors Training: ISO 9001:2008. She is also a member of International Professional Managers Association Program United Kingdom (IPMA). She has worked for Hogan since 2015.
Augustine Mgboke
Port Harcourt Regional Manager
Augustine, who has been with Hogan for over a decade, obtained a Bsc in Sociology from the University of Port Harcourt and a diploma in Safety and Security Management from the University of Science and Technology. He also received certification on Security Gadgets and Applications, Security Management and Emerging Threats/Switzerland.
Augustine Iyida
Operations Manager, Hoganguards Abuja
Augustine Iyida joined Hogan in 2009 as a patrol supervisor. He was promoted to assistant operations manager of the Abuja branch in 2011 and again promoted to operations manager of Abua in 2019 due to his hard work and dedication. He attended Asaba Technical College, now Federal College of Education Technical Asaba.