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General News of Friday, 5 August 2022


Former IGP, Tafa Balogun is dead

Mustapha Balogun Mustapha Balogun

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.

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.

Punch newspaper reports that Balogun died at 74, few days to his 75th birthday.

He was a member of Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police Course 3 and worked in various police commands across the federation and was promoted as of 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.

He also served as a commissioner of police in Rivers and Abia states.

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