A former Inspector-General of Police, Mustapha Balogun, is dead.
He died at a hospital in Lekki, Lagos at about 8:30 pm on Thursday during a brief illness, according to family sources.
Born August 25, 1947, in Ila Orangun, Osun State, he was appointed the IGP in March 2002.
Balogun died at 74, a few days before his 75th birthday.
He was a member of Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police Course 3. He worked in various Police commands across the federation and was promoted as of when due. He was also a Principal Staff Officer to the former IGP, Muhammadu Gambo, Deputy Commission of Police, Edo State, the pioneer Commissioner of Police in Delta State.
He also served as a Commissioner of Police in Rivers and Abia states.