Tafa Balogun for burial on Saturday as IGP grieves

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The 11th indigenous Inspector General of Police, Mustafa Adebayo Balogun, who died on Thursday, August 4, 2022, will be laid to rest in his country home at Ila-Orangun, Osun State on Saturday, August 6, 2022, according to Islamic rites.

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Balogun, 74, died at the Redington Hospital, Lekki, Lagos State, after a brief illness.

The incumbent Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, on behalf of the Force Management team and Officers of the Nigeria Police Force, has therefore condoled with the immediate family, relatives, fellow course mates and friends of the late IGP and prayed for the repose of his soul.

The condolence message was contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday by the Force Public Relations Officer, Chief Superintendent of Police, Olumuyiwa Adejobi.

Balogun who hails from Ila-Orangun in Osun State, was the Inspector General of the Nigeria Police Force between March 2002 and January 2005.

Adejobi expounded in the statement that Balogun 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, he said 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,” Adejobi said.