The funeral of a former inspector general of police, Mr Tafa Balogun, is scheduled for Saturday, while the family awaits his remains.

Balogun died on Thursday at the age of 74 in Lagos.

A younger brother of the late IGP, Alhaji Yekini Lawal, told our correspondent that the remains of the police chief were expected on Saturday in the Ila community of Osun state.

Lawal, in an interview with The PUNCH on Friday, further said: “We are still expecting our relatives who live in Ibadan and Lagos. Most likely, his funeral will take place on Saturday. We are already working on that in Ila.”

Meanwhile, the chairman of the Ila-Orangun Community Development Council, an umbrella body for all of the city’s indigenous, Chief Oye Oke, said on Friday it would be difficult to fill the vacuum that Balogun’s death has created in the community.

Chief Oke, speaking to The PUNCH, said the late Balogun not only brought Police Training College to the city, but also gave several natives of Ila the opportunity to join the police force.

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Okay, also the Saloro of Ila, described the ex-IGP as a humble person who treated all religions in the city equally.

He said: “It is very painful. We are all sad, all Ila natives, both at home and in the diaspora. It is a great loss for this community. Not just for individuals, but for the whole community because he is a prominent native He did a good job for us in this city Most of those he brought to the police are in good offices today.

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