Breaking News: Former IGP, Tafa Balogun is dead – Nexus News
According to statements released to newsmen by family sources Balogun, who became IGP in March 2002, died on Thursday night, details of his death were however not disclosed.
He was born on August 8, 1947 at Ila-Orangun in Osun State, Tafa Balogun, was the 21st Inspector-General of Police. He was a member of Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Course 3.
He worked in various Police commands all around the federation, and was promoted when due for it, Tafa, was at a time, the Principal Staff Officer (PSO) to former Inspector-General of Police, Muhammadu Gambo, Deputy Commission of Police Edo State, the pioneer Commissioner of Police in Delta State. He was also CP in Rivers and Abia states.
Tafa, was also a fellow of the premier highest military institution in Nigeria, the National War College and later became the Assistant Inspector General of Police A.I.G Zone One, Kano, from where he was named the 21st IGP of Police on March 6, 2002.
On April 4, 2005, Balogun was arrested and taken to the Federal High Court, Abuja for stealing and mismanagement of over $100million in his three years as Inspector General of Police from the Police treasury.
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) pressed 70 charges against him.
But he made a plea bargain with the court in exchange for returning much of the property and money. He was later sentenced to six months in jail.