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Obituary: Tafa Balogun, ex-IGP dies, aged 74


LAGOS – Mustapha Balogun, a former Inspector-General of Police, 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 would have been 75 on August 25.

He was a member of cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police Course 3.

Having worked in various Police commands throughout the federation, and earning his promotions as at when due, Tafa, was at a time, the Principal Staff Officer to former Inspector-General of Police, Muhammadu Gambo, Deputy Commission of Police Edo State, the pioneer Commissioner of Police in Delta State.

He was also CP in Rivers and Abia states. (PUNCH)

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