BREAKING: Former Inspector General of Police Tafa Balogun Is Dead

BREAKING: Former Inspector General of Police Tafa Balogun Is Dead

  • Mustapha Balogun, a former Inspector-General of Police (IGP), has been declared dead a few days before his 75th birthday
  • The Osun-born former police chief was Nigeria's 21st Inspector-General of Police, appointed by Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo
  • From Osun state, Balogun once served as the principal staff officer to another former IGP, Muhammadu Gambo

Lekki - Mustapha Balogun, a former Inspector-General of Police (IGP), is dead.

Daily Trust newspaper reports that family sources confirmed the death of Balogun, who became IGP in March 2002.

Tafa Balogun
Since his retirement, the former police boss has lived a quiet life. Photo credit: @PoliceNG
Source: UGC

He reportedly died of heart-related diseases in Reddington Hospital, Lekki, Lagos, on Thursday, August 4.

Sources said he had been down for a while before passing on at the elite medical facility.

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Life and Times of Tafa Balogun

Tafa Balogun was a member of Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police Course 3 and worked in various police commands across the federation, and was promoted as when due.

He was also a principal staff officer to the former IGP, Muhammadu Gambo, deputy commissioner of police, Edo state, the pioneer commissioner of police in Delta state.

The former IGP served as a commissioner of police in Rivers and Abia states.

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