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Former IGP Tafa Balogun Is Dead



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Former IGP Tafa Balogun is dead.



Naijaonpoint reports that Nigeria’s former Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Tafa Balogun, is dead.


Family sources confirmed his death to Daily Trust on Thursday.


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Details of his passing were however withheld.


Naijaonpoint Nigeria reports that 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.


On April 4, 2005, Balogun was arraigned at the Federal High Court, Abuja for stealing and laundering of over $100million 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.


But he 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.



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