Former IGP, Tafa Balogun is dead

Ex-Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Tafa Balogun, has died.

Daily reports that his death was confirmed by family sources on Thursday.

They however withheld details of his demise.

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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