Buhari mourns former Police I-G, Etim Inyang, commiserates with family


President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the family of late Inspector General of Police (I-G), Etim Okon Inyang, who passed away at 85.

The condolence is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday by Femi Adesina, the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.

According to the statement, Mr. Buhari sent his condolences to the immediate family, friends and community of Mr. Inyang, who he said served meritoriously as head of the nation’s police force for three years (1983-1986).

The president said the deceased, who also served as member of the National Security Council and Vice Chairman of the Constitution Review Committee in 1987, contributed immensely to the reforms and structuring of the nation’s security.

He added that the processes heralded good governance and democracy.

President Buhari prayed that almighty God would grant the departed soul eternal rest and comfort his family.

The Inyang family formally announced the death on Wednesday, which it said happened at the Reddington Hospital, Lagos, on Sept. 26.

Sir Etim Okon Inyang joined the Nigerian Police Force on Oct. 1, 1949 and rose through the ranks to become Commissioner of Police in Kano and old Bendel states.

He was appointed Inspector General of Police in 1984 and served meritoriously until his voluntarily retirement in October 1986.

He was thereafter appointed Vice Chairman of the Constitution Review Committee in 1987 and conferred with the national honour of Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON).

He survived by his wife, Mary, and five children. (NAN)

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