Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has mourned the passing of former Inspector General of Police (IGP), Tafa Balogun, who died Thursday at the age of 75.

Oyetola extends his condolences to the Orangun of Ila, Oba Wahab Kayode Oyedotun, Former Governor of Osun, Chief Adebisi Akande, the immediate family and friends of Mr Balogun, the Nigeria Police Force and the people of Ila-Orangun where the deceased IGP is from came.

In a statement from his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan in Osogbo, the state capital, on Friday, the governor said the late retired police officer contributed in no small part to the security of the nation during his years of loyal service with the Force, including when he served as the IGP between 2002 and 2005.

Governor Oyetola noted that Balogun was a true patriot and respected community leader who made remarkable contributions to the development of his community and humanity in general. He added that this informed Oluomo of Igbominaland chieftain title being awarded to him in the year 2020 by first-class Igbomina traditional rulers in Kwara and Osun states.

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Oyetola said: “On behalf of the government and the good people of Osun, I join relatives, friends, the Nigerian police and the people of Ila-Orangun to mourn the death of retired Inspector General of Police Tafa balogun. I pray that Almighty Allah will overlook his shortcomings, allow him to enter Aljanah and grant his family and loved ones the strength to bear his downfall.”

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