Aug. 4, 2022 – A former Inspector General of the Nigerian Police Force, Mustafa Adebayo Bologun, popularly known as Tafa Balogun is dead.
He reportedly died of heart related disease on Thursday evening at 7.15 p.m. in Reddington Hospital, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Recall that Balogun was the IG-P during the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo but was eased out by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission while Nuhu Ribadu was in charge over corruption allegations. reports that the former IG-P had been sick for a while before his demise at the age of 74.
Born August 25, 1947, in Ila Orangun, Osun State, he was appointed the IGP in March 2002.

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

Balogun worked in various Police commands across the Federation and was promoted as of when due.

The former IG-P was also a Principal Staff Officer to the former IGP, Muhammadu Gambo, Deputy Commission of Police, Edo State, the pioneer Commissioner of Police in Delta State.

He also served as a Commissioner of Police in Rivers and Abia states.

He was appointed Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone One Kano State, the position he was holding when promoted to the IGP on March 6, 2002.

Balogun, who was convicted in 2005 on eight charges of corruption, had his corruption case reopened in 2020.



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