BREAKING: Former IGP Tafa Balogun dies at 74

A former Inspector-General of Police, Mustapha Balogun has died at aged 74.

According to reports, he died at a hospital in Lekki, Lagos at about 8:30 pm on Thursday, August 4, 2022, during a brief illness.

The late Balogun was appointed IGP in March 2002 by the then President Olusegun Obasanjo.

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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, the pioneer Commissioner of Police in Delta State.

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 in 2002

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

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