Former IGP, Etim Okon Iyang dies at 85

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    Former IGP, Etim Okon Iyang dies at 85

    Former Inspector General of Police, Sir Etim Okon Inyang, has died. According to a statement released by his son, Inyang Etim Inyang, the former Police boss died on Monday September 26th at the Reddington hospital Lagos where he was being treated for an undisclosed ailment. He was 85 year old.
    ''We write to formally announce the call to Glory of our father, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend, Ovong (Sir) Etim Okon Inyang, NPM, KJW, GCON, Inspector General of Police (rtd) which event occurred at the Reddington Hospital, Lagos on September 26th, 2016.
    He was 85. Sir Etim Okon Inyang joined the Nigerian Police Force on October 1st, 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 voluntarily 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). He is survived by his wife, Mary, and five children,” the family said.
    Burial arrangement are to be announced by the Family. May his soul rest in peace Amen.

    This post first appeared on Linda Ikeji's Blog. Read the original story here.

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