Osun state governor mourns ex-police boss
Yinka Salaam, Osogbo
Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State, South-West Nigeria has mourned the demise of former Inspector General of Police (IGP), Tafa Balogun who died on Thursday at the age of 75.
Governor Oyetola sent his condolences to the immediate family and friends of Mr. Balogun, the Nigeria Police Force and the people of Ila-Orangun, the home town of the late IGP.
He also condoled the Orangun of Ila, Oba Wahab Kayode Oyedotun, former Osun Governor, Chief Adebisi Akande,
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan on Friday, the Governor said the late police officer contributed in no small measure to the nation’s security during his years of meritorious service, including when he served as the IGP between 2002 and 2005.
The governor noted that Balogun was a true patriot and a respected community leader who made notable contributions to the development of his community and humanity at large.
He noted that this informed the conferment of Oluomo of Igbominaland chieftaincy title on him in year 2020 by first class Igbomina traditional rulers in Kwara and Osun states.
Oyetola, on behalf of the government and the people of Osun, prayed Almighty Allah overlooks Balogun’s shortcomings, admits him into AlJanah and grants his family and loved ones the strength to bear his demise.