Thursday, August 11, 2022

Former IGP Of Police Tafa Balogun Is Dead, 74

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Tafa Balogun, a former inspector-general of police (IGP), is dead. Tafa died at the age of 74 at a hospital in the Lekki area of Lagos on Thursday evening.

Balogun served as IGP between 2002 and 2005, during the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

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He was born on August 8, 1947, at Ila-Orangun in Osun State, Tafa Balogun, and was the 21st Inspector-General of Police. He was a member of cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Course 3.

Tafa Balogun

Balogun entered into a plea bargain with the anti-graft agency, after which he was sentenced to six months imprisonment.

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Also, in December 2005, he was rumoured to have died but the EFCC dismissed the claim, describing it as “propaganda”.

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