The 11th indigenous Inspector General of Police, IGP Mustapha Balogun, popularly known as Tafa Balogun, has died.
He reportedly died on Thursday evening at a hospital in Lagos State.
He joined the Nigeria Police Force in May 1973 and was the Police boss between March 2002 – January 2005 after succeeding Musiliu Smith.
he has served as the Deputy Commissioner of Police in Edo State, Commissioner of Police in Delta State, Rivers State and Abia State. He was appointed Assistant Inspector General of Police in Zone, One Kano.
Following allegations of theft and money laundering, he was forced to retire in retirement by the then President, Olusegun Obasanjo, in January 2005.
On 4 April 2005, Tafa Balogun was arraigned at the Federal High Court, Abuja, on charges involving about N13 billion obtained through money laundering, theft and other sources by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission under Nuhu Ribadu.
He made a plea bargain with the court in exchange for returning much of the property and money and was sentenced to six months in jail.
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