Former IGP, Tafa Balogun dies at 75

Nigeria’s former inspector-general of police (IGP), Tafa Balogun is dead.

The details surrounding the passing of the former top cop who would have been 75 in August are still sketchy.

He also reportedly died in a hospital in Lagos.

Balogun served as IGP between 2002 and 2005, during the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

He, however, resigned his position following allegations of corruption against him.

After he left office, he was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over allegations of benefitting from corruption.

He was accused of misappropriating funds of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) between 2000 and 2005, and was arraigned alongside seven companies alleged to have been used by him to commit the crime.

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At the time of his resignation in January 2005, the EFCC said bank accounts containing over N1 billion alleged to be government funds were linked to him.

He entered into a plea bargain with the anti-graft agency, after which he was sentenced to six months imprisonment.

He was also ordered to pay a fine of N4 million.

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