Former Inspector General of Police, Mustapha Balogun has passed on.
According to family source. The Ila-Orangun born retired officer gave up the ghost Thursday, August 4, 2022.
Below are what you should know about him
- Mustafa Adebayo Balogun was born 25 August 1947 in Ila Orangun, Ila Local Government Area of Osun State. He was 75, Years.
- He attended University of Lagos, graduating in 1972 with a B.A. in Political Science.
- He joined the Nigeria Police Force in May 1973.
- As a police officer, he also studied law at the University of Ibadan.
- Balogun was police Commissioner in Delta, Rivers and Abia States, respectively.
- He was also an Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG, in charge of Zone 1 Kano.
- He was appointed Assistant Inspector General of Police in A.I.G. Zone One Kano, the position he held when promoted to Inspector General of Police on 6 March 2002.
- He replaced Musiliu Smith who was 20th IGP
- He was the Inspector General of Police, IGP, between 2002 and 2005.
- He was forced into submitting his letter of resignation to former President Olusegun Obasanjo because of widespread allegations of corruption.
- Shortly after his removal from office, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC under Nuhu Ribadu arraigned him on 70 count charges involving about N13 billion allegedly obtained through money laundering, theft and other sources.
- As the case progressed in and out of court, he asked for plea bargain in exchange to return some money and property.
- Nevertheless, he got six months sentence, the greatest part of which was spent on a sick bed at the National Hospital in Abuja.
- He returned to his country home in Ila Orangun where he was living a quiet life.
- He died at a hospital in Lekki, Lagos at about 8:30 pm on Thursday during a brief illness.