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Former IGP Tafa Balogun for burial Saturday

Tafa Balogun

“The 11th Indigenous Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mustafa Adebayo Balogun, will be laid to rest in his country home at Ila-Orangun, Osun State on Saturday 6th August 2022, according to Islamic rites.

This is as the current Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, expressed regrets over his demise.

According to a statement by Force PRO, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, IGP Usman also issued condolence on behalf of the Force Management team, and Officers of the Nigeria Police Force.

Balogun died on 4th August 2022, at the Redington Hospital, Lekki, Lagos State, after a brief illness.

Giving the deceased’s profile, the statement said, “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.

It added, “The Inspector-General of Police hereby condoles with the immediate family, relatives, fellow coursemates, and friends of the late IGP and prays for the repose of his soul.”

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