Balogun dies at 75


Tara Balogun

Former Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mustapha Balogun, is dead.

According to reports released to newsmen by family sources Balogun, who became IGP in March 2002, died on Thursday night.

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Easily the most controversial IGP as his tenure was marked by his trial by the anti graft agency,the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,EFCC for corrupt practises.
He later got a jail term but was left off the hook and plea bargaining.
He was born on August 8, 1947 at Ila-Orangun in Osun State, Tafa Balogun, was the 21st Inspector-General of Police.
He was a member of cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Course 3.

Having worked in various Police commands throughout the federation, and earning his promotions as at when due, Tafa, was at a time, the Principal Staff Officer (PSO) to former Inspector-General of Police, Muhammadu Gambo, Deputy Commission of Police Edo State, the pioneer Commissioner of Police in Delta State. He was also CP in Rivers and Abia states.

Tafa, a fellow of the premier highest military institution in Nigeria, the National War College, later became the Assistant Inspector General of Police A.I.G Zone One, Kano, from where he was named the 21st IGP of Police on March 6, 2002.


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