Ex-IGP, Tafa Balogun is dead


A former Inspector-General of Police, Tafa Balogun, has died.
Balogun who was appointed AIG in March 2002, was said to have died at a hospital in Lekki, Lagos at about 8:30 pm on Thursday following a brief illness. He was aged 74, few days to his 75th birthday.
He was born on August 25, 1947, in Ila Orangun, Osun State
Balogun was a member of Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police Course 3.
He worked in various police commands across the federation. 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.
He also served as a Commissioner of Police in Rivers and Abia states.
Balogun was appointed Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone One Kano State, the position he was holding when he was appointed IGP on March 6, 2002
He was prosecuted and and convicted for stealing millions of naira belonging to the police in 2005 on eight count charge of corruption.


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