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Ex-IG, Adewusi is dead

A former Inspector-General of Police, Sunday Adewusi has passed away at the National Hospital, Abuja.

He died about 9pm on Tuesday night after a brief illness, according to police sources. He was 80.

Adewusi was the youngest police officer to become the IG in 1981 at 45 years.

Before his appointment as IG, the  Asiwaju of Ogbomosholand, was promoted as Assistant Superintendent of Police in 1959; Deputy Superintendent of Police in 1962; Superintendent of Police in 1963; Chief Superintendent of Police in 1967; Assistant Commissioner of Police in 1969 and Deputy Commissioner of Police in 1971.

At 32, he became a  Commissioner of Police in 1972 and Assistant Inspector-General of Police in 1975.

His career in the police which took him to practically every part of Nigeria exposed him, first hand, to the beauty of the diversity of the Nigerian nation.

This exposure afforded him the opportunity to gain a detailed and comprehensive knowledge of the cultural heritage of the peoples of Nigeria.


Born  in Nassarawa Eggon LGA of Nassarawa State to the family of Pa Abraham Ishola Adewusi and Princess Abeje, he began began his educational career at the Church Missionary Society and Roman Catholic Mission Schools from 1944 to 1948.

He proceeded to Baptist Day School, Jos between 1949 and 1950 to complete his Standard Six education.

The Asiwaju  had his secondary education at keffi from 1951 to 1956.

He joined the Nigeria Police Force and had his basic police training at the Police College from 1957 to 1958 as a cadet sub-inspector.




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