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Police: Late Balogun achieved operational milestones as IGP

By Odita Sunday, Abuja
06 August 2022   |   3:42 am
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba and the entire police community have been thrown into mourning following the demise of retired IGP Tafa Balogun.

Tafa Balogun

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba and the entire police community have been thrown into mourning following the demise of retired IGP Tafa Balogun. 

 
According to the spokesman of the police, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, Balogun, the 11th indigenous IGP, died on August 4, 2022, at Redington Hospital, Lekki, Lagos State, after a brief illness. 

In a statement yesterday, Adejobi said: “IGP Mustapha Adebayo Balogun, who hails from Ila-Orangun in Osun State, was Inspector-General of the Nigeria Police Force between March 2002 and 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 many Masters Degrees, cutting across many academic and professional fields.

“The late IGP will be laid to rest in his country home at Ila-Orangun, Osun State on Saturday, August 6, 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.”