The family of the ex-police boss confirmed his death to newsmen on Wednesday, September 28, 2016.
The family of the ex-police boss confirmed his death to Vanguard on Wednesday, September 28, 2016.
According to the family, Inyang died at Reddington Hospital, Lagos on the night of Monday, September 26, 2016.
A statement released by the family reads: “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. Former IGP Etim Inyang Former IGP Etim Inyang
“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.”
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Etim Inyang was appointed as the Inspector General of Police (IGP) in 1983, during the administration of Shehu Shagari.