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Seven things Nigerians may not know about late former IGP, Tafa Balogun



A former Inspector-General of Police, Mustapha Balogun, died on Thursday at the age of 75.

Family sources told journalists that the former IGP died in a Lagos hospital on Thursday.

On a party shot, Ripples Nigeria put together seven things people may not know about the Osun State-born former police chief.

– Balogun was appointed the country’s 21st IGP by former President Olusegun Obasanjo in March 2002.

– He worked in various police commands throughout the country, including the Principal Staff Officer (PSO) to former IGP, Muhammadu Gambo.

– He also served as Deputy Commissioner of Police in Edo State and Commissioner of Police in Delta, Rivers and Abia States.

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– Before his appointment as IGP, Balogun was the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone One, Kano.

– He was forced to resign in 2005 over corruption.

– The deceased was arraigned at the Federal High Court, Abuja, for stealing over $100 million from police treasury.

– Balogun was sentenced to six months in prison after signing a plea bargaining agreement with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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