Police Mourns Former Inspector General Of Police, Tafa Balogun

The late IGP Tafa Balogun

By Winnie Kodilonye

Authorities of the Nigeria Police Force have expressed shock with the death of a former Inspector General of Police who died on Thursday in a Lagos hospital.

Force spokesman CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi in a statement on Friday said
“the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba on behalf of the Force Management team, and Officers of the Nigeria

Police Force, regrets to announce the demise of the 11th Indigenous Inspector-General of Police, (IGP) Mustafa Adebayo Balogun, which occurred on 4th August, 2022, at the Redington Hospital, Lekki, Lagos State, after a brief illness.”

Balogun, who hailed from Ila-Orangun in Osun State, was Inspector-General of the Nigeria Police Force between March, 2002 to January, 2005, and achieved major operational milestones including facilitating the establishment of the Police Mobile Force Training College, Ila-Orangun, Osun State.

A graduate of the University of Lagos and the University of Ibadan where he studied Political Science and Law respectively, the former IGP served in various administrative, operational, and investigative positions all around the country.

Late IGP Tafa, as he was fondly called, was a fellow of the National War College, as it was then called but now National Defence College, Abuja. He equally held other Masters Degrees, cutting across many academic and professional fields.

According to police authorities, the late IGP will be laid to rest in his country home at Ila-Orangun, Osun State on Saturday 6th August, 2022, according to Islamic rites.

“The Inspector-General of Police hereby condoles with the immediate family, relatives, fellow course mates, and friends of the late IGP and prays for the repose of his soul.”

Written by: Frank Oshanugor

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