Former Inspector General of Police, Sir Etim Okon Inyang has passed on at the age of 85 years after a brief illness at Reddington Hospital, Lagos last Monday.
Consequently, the seating IGP Ibrahim K. Idris, on behalf of the entire officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force, commiserated 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.
IGP Idris prayed God to rest the gentle soul of ex-police chief in perfect peace and that the good Lord should grant his family and the Government and good people of Akwa Ibom State the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.
Force public relations officer, DCP Don Awunah, in a statement yesterday, said a condolence register has been opened at the reception of the Force Headquarters, Abuja for the personnel of the Force and members of the public to append their condolence messages.
The Force spokesman also disclosed that the burial arrangements will be announced after consultation with the family.
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 October 1, 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.

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