IGP, NPF mourn ex-police chief Tafa Balogun


.Ex-IGP Tafa Balogun

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has mourned the death of the former IGP Tafa Balogun.

In the same vein, he equally commiserated   on behalf of the Force Management team, and Officers of the Nigeria Police Force with the family members, relatives, friends and colleagues of the deceased.

These were contained in the message signed on behalf of the IGP by the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi.

Recall that Tafa Balogun was the 11th Indigenous Inspector-General of Police, whose death occurred on Thursday 4th August, 2022, at the Redington Hospital, Lekki, Lagos State, after a brief illness.

The statement added that the deceased who hailed 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.

The statement further read partly, “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 IGP condoled the immediate family, relatives, fellow course mates, and friends of the late IGP and prayed for the repose of his soul.




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