BREAKING: Mustapha Balogun Ex-IGP is dead

BREAKING: Mustapha Balogun Ex-IGP is dead
BREAKING: Mustapha Balogun Ex-IGP is dead

Mustapha Balogun a former Inspector-General of the Police (IGP), is dead

Balogun’s family confirmed his death on Thursday night, but did not provide any other details.

Tafa Balogun, the 21st Inspector General of Police, was born on August 8, 1947, in Ila-Orangun, Osun State. Cadet Assistant Superintendent (ASP) Course 3 was where he was a student. Tafa was the Principal Staff Officer (PSO) to former Inspector-General of Police Muhammadu Gambo, Deputy Commission of Police Edo State, the pioneering Commissioner of Police in Delta State, when he worked in numerous Police commands across the Federation and earned his promotions as and when due. Additionally, he served as the CP in Rivers and Abia states of Nigeria.

After graduating from Nigeria’s National War College, Tafa was promoted to Assistant Inspector General of Police A.I.G Zone One, where he served as the 21st IGP of the Nigerian police force from March 6, 2002 until his retirement in 2013.

In 2005, his infamous trial was widely publicised. During his three years as Inspector General of Police, Tafa Balogun stole and laundered nearly $100 million from the Police Treasury, and he was arrested on April 4, 2005, and charged in the Federal High Court, Abuja, for the crimes.

The EFCC, led by Nuhu Ribadu, presented 70 allegations against him during his tenure as Inspector General of Police (IGP) from 2002 to 2004. In exchange for the recovery of most of the assets, he struck a deal with the court. His six-month sentence was upheld.

This was Balogun’s first offence and he’d expressed remorse, according to Judge Binta Nyako. The court ordered him to pay N500, 000 in restitution for each of the eight allegations against him, for a total of N4 million.

Drama abound at his trial. On June 29, 2005, before the Abuja High Court, he slumped on his seat.

He was sentenced to six months in prison for each of the eight counts against him that he admitted to, although the sentences would run concurrently.

On February 9, 2006, he was freed from prison after spending a portion of his term in Abuja’s National Hospital.

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