Adewusi, Former IG Dies



SUNDAY Adewusi, a former inspector general of Police, is dead. Adewusi died on Tuesday, January 26, at the age of 80.

Available information disclosed that Adewusi died at the National Hospital after a brief illness.

Bisi Kolawole, Police public relations officer, confirmed the passage of the former IG.

Adewusi took over as the IG from Adamu Suleiman in 1981 at the age of 45, thereby making him the youngest officer to head Nigeria’s Police force.

He was succeeded in office by Etim Inyang in 1983, after just about two years in office.

The late IG started his police career as a cadet sub-inspector after his basic police training at the Police College from 1957 to 1958.

He was promoted assistant superintendent of Police in 1959; deputy superintendent of Police in 1962; superintendent of Police in 1963; chief superintendent of Police in 1967.

Adewusi became assistant commissioner of Police in 1969 and deputy commissioner of Police in 1971.

He became a commissioner of Police in 1972 at age of 32 and three years later he became assistant inspector-general of Police in 1975.

Born in Nassarawa Eggon Local Government Area of Nassarawa State, Adewusi began his formal education at the Church Missionary Society and Roman Catholic Mission Schools from 1944 to 1948.

He then proceeded to the Baptist Day School, Jos between 1949 and 1950 to complete his standard six education.

He had his secondary education at Keffi from 1951 to 1956, before joining the Police in 1957.

— Jan 27, 2016 @ 15:00 GMT


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