Former Police IG, Etim Okon Inyang Is Dead
A former Inspector General of Police, Sir Etim Okon Inyang, is dead, his family said on Wednesday.
Although the cause of his death remains unknown, the family, in a statement in Abuja, said he died on Monday night at the Reddington Hospital, Lagos, at the age 85.
The statement, which was signed by his son, read:
“We write to formally announce the call to Glory of our father, Sir Etim Okon Inyang, Inspector General of Police (retd) which event occurred at the Reddington Hospital, Lagos, on September 26, 2016.
“He was 85. He joined the Nigerian Police Force on October 1, 1949. He rose through the ranks, becoming Commissioner of Police in Kano and old Bendel States.
“In 1984, he was appointed Inspector General of Police and served meritoriously until his voluntary retirement in October 1986. He was appointed Vice Chairman of the Constitution Review Committee in 1987.
“He was conferred with the National Honour of Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON).”