Ex-Inspector General of Police, Tafa Balogun

Former IGP, Tafa Balogun dead – Family


One-time Inspector-General of Police, Mr Tafa Balogun is dead, according to family sources who confirmed the development, late Thursday.

Ex-Inspector General of Police, Tafa Balogun

Details of his passing were however withheld.

The former IGP rose to fame when he burst a cult ring inside the Okija Shrine in Anambra State after a video went viral showing former Abia State Governor, Theodore Orji was caught taking oath before the shrine.

Since retirement, Balogun has been ill and receiving treatment at various hospitals.

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.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) brought 70 charges against him.

However, the former police chief made a plea bargain with the court in exchange for returning much of the property and money. He was sentenced to six months in jail.

Balogun was born on August 8, 1947, at Ila-Orangun in Osun State and was named the 21st Inspector-General of Police on March 6, 2002.

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