Police Mourns Ex-IGP Tafa Balogun

Admin 05-Aug-2022 Nigeria_News


The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, on behalf of the Force Management team, and Officers of the Nigeria Police Force, formally announced the demise of the 11th Indigenous Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mustafa Adebayo Balogun.

The former IGP died on Thursday 4th August, 2022, at the Redington Hospital, Lekki, Lagos State, after a brief illness, a statement Friday by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi stated. 

“IGP Mustapha Adebayo Balogun, NPM, fwc, who hails from Ila-Orangun in Osun State, was Inspector-General of the Nigeria Police Force between March, 2002 to 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 6th August, 2022, according to Islamic rites.”

The Inspector-General of Police condoles with the immediate family, relatives, fellow course mates, and friends of the late IGP and prays for the repose of his soul.

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