Tafa Balogun To Be Buried In Ila-Orangun, Osun

The burial of a former Inspector General of Police, Mr. Tafa Balogun, has been scheduled for Saturday, as the family awaits his remains.

Tafa Balogun To Be Buried In Ila-Orangun, Osun
Former IGP, Tafa Balogun

Late Balogun who was the 19th Inspector General of Police, died of a heart attack at about 8:30 pm, at the Reddington Hospital, Lagos. This was barely three weeks to his 75th birthday.

He would be buried in his hometown, Ila-Orangun, Osun State on Saturday.

According to the family, his body would leave Lagos early Saturday and he would be buried at his house in Ila-Orangun before 4 pm the same day.

He was recently installed as the Oluomo of Igbomina in Ila-Orangun at the palace of the Orangun of Ila, Alayeluwa, Oba Wahab Oyedotun, Bibire II.

The ceremony was attended by all first-class Igbomina traditional rulers in Kwara and Osun states.

Born on August 8, 1947, at Ila-Orangun in Osun State, late Balogun was a member of cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Course 3.

He served in various Police commands across the federation. He was the Principal Staff Officer (PSO) to former Inspector-General of Police, Muhammadu Gambo; he was Deputy Commissioner of Police Edo State, the pioneer Commissioner of Police in Delta State, as well as CP in Rivers and Abia states.

He was the Assistant Inspector General of Police A.I.G Zone One, Kano, from where he was named the 19th Inspector-General of Police on March 6, 2002. He served in that capacity for three years, under the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo. He was also a fellow of the premier military institution in Nigeria, National War College.

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