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Former IGP Tafa Balogun dies at 74

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Tafa Balogun

A former Inspector-General of Police, Mustapha Balogun, died at a hospital in Lekki, Lagos at about 8:30 pm on Thursday during a brief illness, according to family sources.

Born August 25, 1947, in Ila Orangun, Osun State, he was appointed the IGP in March 2002.

Balogun died at 74, some days to his 75th birthday.

He was a member of Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police Course 3. He 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 Commission of Police, Edo State, and the pioneer Commissioner of Police in Delta State.

Mustapha ‘Tafa’ Balogun

He also served as a Commissioner of Police in Rivers and Abia states.

He was appointed Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone One Kano State, the position he was holding when promoted to the IGP on March 6, 2002

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Balogun, who was convicted in 2005 on eight charges of corruption, had his corruption case reopened in 2020.

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