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10 Things To Know About Late Ex-IGP, Tafa Balogun

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Tafa Balogun, a former Inspector-General General of Police (IGP), died recently.

 

Daily Scoop reports that he was confirmed dead at a hospital in Lagos.

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Family sources confirmed the death of Balogun, who became IGP in March 2002, to Daily Trust on Thursday night, but did not go into details.

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Here are 10 things to know about the late Balogun:

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1) He was born on August 8, 1947 at Ila-Orangun in Osun State.

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2) He was at a time, the Principal Staff Officer (PSO) to former Inspector-General of Police, Muhammadu Gambo.

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3) He was a member of cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Course 3

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4) He was also a Deputy Commission of Police Edo State, the pioneer Commissioner of Police in Delta State. He was also CP in Rivers and Abia states.

5) He was a fellow of the premier highest military institution in Nigeria, the National War College

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6) He was named the 21st Inspector-General of Police on March 6, 2002

7) On April 4, 2005, Balogun was arraigned at the Federal High Court, Abuja for stealing and laundering of over $100 million in his three years as Inspector General of Police from the Police treasury.

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8) He collapsed on his seat on June 29, 2005, at the Abuja High Court.

9) After pleading guilty to eight of the 56 count-charges directly affecting him, he was convicted and sentenced to six months in each of the charges, which ran concurrently.

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10) He was released on February 9, 2006 after serving his sentence.

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