Former Police IG Tafa Balogun is dead

Former Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tafa Balogun is dead. He died at the age of 74.

Balogun served as IGP between 2002 and 2005 during the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Prior to that time, Balogun was Police Commissioner in Delta, Rivers and Abia States respectively. He was also an Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG, in charge of Zone 1 Kano.

The former IGP had not been seen in public in recent times. Born August 25, 1947, in Ila Orangun, Osun State, he was convicted in 2005 on eight charges of corruption, and had his corruption case re-opened in 2020.

A younger brother to the late IGP, Alhaji Yekini Lawal, said told the media that the remains of the police boss were being expected in Ila community of Osun State on Saturday.

Lawal, further said: “We are still expecting our family members living in Ibadan and Lagos. Most likely, his burial may take place on Saturday. We are already making arrangements for that in Ila.”

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