Akwa Ibom foremost Inspector General of Police, Obong Etim Inyang, has died in a Lagos hospital at the age of 85.
His son, a former Commissioner with the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Etim Inyang Jnr, made this known in a statement that the former IG died on Monday at Reddington Hospital, Lagos.
The statement reads, “We write to formally announce the call to glory of our father, Obong (Sir) Etim Okon Inyang, Inspector General of Police (rtd). The sad event occurred at the Reddington Hospital, Lagos on Sept. 26, 2016 at the age of 85.”
Late Obong Inyang joined the Nigeria Police Force on Oct. 1, 1949 and rose through the ranks to become Nigeria’s top cop until his retirement in October 1986.
He was at various times Commissioner of Police in Kano and old Bendel States and was also appointed Vice Chairman of the Constitution Review Committee in 1987.
A recipient of the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON), late Obong Inyang is survived by his wife, Mary, and ﬁve children.