By Soni Daniel
The family of the former Inspector General of Police, Sir Etim Okon Inyang, on Wednesday, confirmed the passage of the non-nonsense police chief.
In a statement made available to Vanguard in Abuja, the family confirmed that their father passed on at the Reddington Hospital, Lagos on Monday night.
In the statement signed by the son of the late IGP, Inyang Etim Inyang, the family said their bread winner died at the age of 85.
“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.