Former police boss remembered as ‘patriotic’

By Edwin Akwueh, Abuja

President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has described the late former Inspector General of Police, Obong Etim Okon Inyang, as a dutiful and patriotic officer who served the nation meritoriously.

In a condolence message to the family of the deceased, Senator Saraki said the passage of one of the nation’s finest cops was touching and sad.

He described late Sir Inyang as a selfless public servant who lived his entire life for the well-being of his people, the nation and struggled for liberation.

The Senate President recalled the selfless services the late Inyang rendered for the survival and safety of every Nigerian, noting that, “his sheer intelligence and vibrancy made many of his colleagues to dub him a “no non-sense cop.”

His services at various levels as Commissioner of Police and as Vice Chairman, Constitution Review Committee in 1987 still endear him to most Nigerians.  He shall be sorely missed,” Saraki added.

He urged the family to take heart in the fact that late Inyang lived an exceptional life worthy of emulation.