The Nation Newspaper reports that the former President Goodluck Jonathan mourned the death of the former Inspector-General of Police, Sir Etim Okon Inyang at the age of 85 years.
He described him as a dedicated officer who did his best to reform and refocus the Nigeria Police.
In a statement of condolence to the family of the deceased, Jonathan said that the late Inyang would be remembered for his modesty and civilised disposition, both in and out of service.
According to a statement issued by Ikechukwu Eze, the former President’s media
aide, Jonathan said: “Elder Inyang was a well-respected police chief who served his
country to the best of his abilities, and made a difference in the milestones he recorded towards reforming and refocusing the Nigeria police.
“His time as the Inspector-General was quite eventful as he gave the task of fighting crime and protecting Nigerians his best shot. He will also be remembered for his efforts towards improving the operational capabilities of the service and promoting enhanced welfare for the officers and men of the Nigeria Police.
“In retirement he continued to serve his country in various capacities, guided by the uncommon modesty and humble disposition that saw him rise through the ranks to the highest office of
Inspector-General, without scandal.
“He will in-deed be missed by his family, the good people of Akwa Ibom state, and the entire country,” he said.