Tafa Balogun’s Kinsmen Want Presidential Pardon for the Former IGP too

Tafa Balogun
Tafa Balogun

Indigenes of Ila-Orangun, the home town of former Inspector General of Police, Mr. Tafa Balogun, have urged President Goodluck Jonathan to pardon their son, Tafa. The people have called on the president to extend state pardon to the former IGP, saying his conviction was political.

The Osun State Chairman of the defunct Justice Party, Mr. Adesoji Adeleke, made this known on Friday. Adeleke, who hails from Obalogbo’s compound, Oke-Jigbo, in Okomo Ruling House, Ila-Orangun, said it was wrong of the Federal Government to leave out Balogun in the state pardon.

According to him, “We are contacting all Ila parapo on Sunday with a view to knowing what next step to take on the issue. His travail is not unconnected with the politics of succession at that time… Is the pardon of a former Governor of Bayesla State, Dieprieye Alamieyesiegha, the sole reason why President Jonathan extended the pardon to some other select individuals? Osun too deserves to enjoy the pardon. We trust that the President will extend the pardon to Balogun.”

Another resident of Ila, Group Captain Raimi Ogunbunmi, also called on Jonathan to pardon Balogun, saying the era of the former IG witnessed unprecedented development in the police force. Explaining that Balogun was a ‘victim of circumstance,’ Ogunbunmi, said it was wrong to jail Balogun at the time.

Culled from the Punch


  1. Before nko! What is good for the geese is also good for the gander.
    Pardon one thief,pardon all thieves.
    God bless Nigeria!!

  2. Posthumous pardon should also be granted to the likes of the Aninis, the Osumbors and all the convicted and executed armed robbers. The president owes all these families great apologies if he refuses to do so.

  3. Haba! Illetracy….Has anyone ever ask or plead for Presidential Pardon? It is the personal & reserve constitutional right of the President to grant it when & how ever he wants it…..
    So Tafa Chaperone, wait for ur time or maybe the next round of Presidential pardon either in this regime or any other regime.

  4. Please remember Oyenusi. He deserves a posthumous pardon. Remember Bode Thomas. Remeber all the thieves, all the armed robbers, all the pen rubbers, all the 419 robbers. All the drug robbers. All potential robbers. We all deserve anticipatory pardon


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