A former Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Mr James Danbaba, is dead.

A member of the family, Clement Dah, who confirmed the death, told newsmen that Danbaba died on Sunday at the Military Hospital, Ikoyi, Lagos, after a brief illness.

Lagos Police Command spokesman, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, also confirmed Danbaba’s death, saying that “the command has lost a gallant police officer to the cold hands of death.’’

He added that burial arrangements will be announced by the family shortly.

Born in Demsa Local Government Area of Adamawa on Jan. 30, 1943, Danbaba joined the Nigeria Police as a Cadet Sub-Inspector in 1963 and rose to the rank of Commissioner of Police until his retirement in 1998.


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