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Friday, August 5, 2022

Nigerian former IGP, Tafa Balogun, is dead

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Nigerian former Inspector-General of Police, Mustapha Balogun, is dead. Family sources said that the Ex-IGB died at a hospital in Lekki, Lagos, at about 8:30 pm on Thursday after a brief illness.

He hailed from Ila Orangun, Osun State, and was born on August 25, 1947. In March 2002, he was appointed the Inspector General of Police.

The diseased cop died at 74, just a few days before his 75th birthday.

Tafa was a member of Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police Course 3. He had worked in various Police commands across the Federation and was promoted as of when due. He was also a Principal Staff Officer to the former IGP, Muhammadu Gambo, Deputy Commission of Police, Edo State, and the pioneer Commissioner of Police in Delta State.

He also served as a Commissioner of Police in Rivers and Abia states.

He was appointed Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone One Kano State, the position he was holding when promoted to the IGP on March 6, 2002.

Balogun, convicted in 2005 on eight corruption charges, had his corruption case reopened in 2020.

Source: punchng.com

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