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Ex-IGP Tafa Balogun Passes On At 74

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Tafa Balogun

Erstwhile Inspector General of Police (IGP), Tafa Balogun, is dead.

He died at the age of 74.

Balogun, died in a Lekki hospital in Lagos State on Thursday, August 4.

Born on August 8, 1947, at Ila-Orangun in Osun State, he was the 21st Inspector-General of Police having become IGP in March 2002.

He was a member of cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Course 3. Having worked in various Police Commands throughout the federation, and earning his promotions as at when due, Balogun, was at a time, the Principal Staff Officer (PSO) to former Inspector-General of Police, Muhammadu Gambo, Deputy Commission of Police Edo State, the pioneer Commissioner of Police in Delta State. He was also CP in Rivers and Abia States.

Balogun, a fellow of the premier highest military institution in Nigeria, the National War College, later became the Assistant Inspector General of Police A.I.G Zone One, Kano, from where he was named the 21st IGP of Police on March 6, 2002.

He was convicted in 2005 on eight charges of corruption, and had his corruption case reopened in 2020.

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