By KEMI KASUMU
The Nigerian Police Force Headquarters in Abuja has reacted to the death on Thursday August 4, 2022 of former Inspector General of Police, IGP Tafa Balogun, with a message for the repose of his soul in Al-Jannah Firdaus.
This message was contained in a statement with Ref No. CZ.5300/FPRD/FHQ/ABJ/VOL.4/165 dated August 05, 2022, signed by Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, and copy of which was obtained by The DEFENDER on Friday.
According to the Police Spokesman, “The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc(+), NPM, fdc, on behalf of the Force Management team, and Officers of the Nigeria Police Force, regrets to announce the demise of the 11th Indigenous Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mustafa Adebayo Balogun, which occurred on 4th August, 2022, at the Redington Hospital, Lekki, Lagos State, after a brief illness.
“IGP Mustapha Adebayo Balogun, NPM, fwc, who hails from Ila-Orangun in Osun State, was Inspector-General of the Nigeria Police Force between March, 2002 to January, 2005, and achieved major operational milestones including facilitating the establishment of the Police Mobile Force Training College, Ila-Orangun, Osun State. A graduate of the University of Lagos and the University of Ibadan where he studied Political Science and Law respectively, the former IGP served in various administrative, operational, and investigative positions all around the country.
“Late IGP Tafa, as he was fondly called, was a fellow of the National War College, as it was then called but now National Defence College, Abuja. He equally held many Masters Degrees, cutting across many academic and professional fields.
“The late IGP will be laid to rest in his country home at Ila-Orangun, Osun State on Saturday 6th August, 2022, according to Islamic rites. The Inspector-General of Police hereby condoles with the immediate family, relatives, fellow course mates, and friends of the late IGP and prays for the repose of his soul,” the statement said.