Governor Akinwunmi Ambode also consoled the family of the former Inspector-General of Police.
According to the family, Inyang died at Reddington Hospital, Lagos on the night of Monday, September 26, 2016.
A statement signed on behalf of Idris by DCP Don Awunah, reads: “With a heavy heart and deep sense of loss, the IGP regrets to announce the demise of a former Inspector General of Police ‘IGP’ Sir, Etim Okon Inyang, at the age of 85 years after a brief illness at Reddington Hospital, Lagos on 26th September, 2016.
“The late Rtd IGP Etim Okon Inyang was appointed Vice Chairman of the Constitution Review committee in 1987, and also conferred with National Honour of Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON). He hails from Ewang Village, Mbo LGA of Akwa Ibom State and was enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force on 1st October, 1949 and rose through the ranks to the highest exalted position of Inspector General of Police, Federal Republic of Nigeria in 1984 and served meritoriously until his retirement from the Force in October, 1986. He earlier served as Commissioner of Police in Kano and Old Bendel States. IGP-Idris IGP-Idris.
“The Inspector General of Police and his management team, on behalf of the entire officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force wishes to commiserate with the ETIM INYANG family of Enwang Vilage, Mbo LGA of Akwa Ibom State, the Government and good people of Akwa Ibom State on the demise and passage unto glory of their illustrious son, Rtd IGP Etim Okon Inyang. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace and the good Lord grant his family and the Government and good people of Akwa Ibom State the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.
“Meanwhile, a condolence register has been opened at the reception of the Force Headquarters for the personnel of the Force and members of the public to append their condolence messages. Burial arrangements will be announced after consultation with the family.”
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode also consoled the family of the former Inspector-General of Police, Etim Inyang.