The Osun State Government has described the death of Deputy Inspector General of Police, Israel Ajao as painful and a huge loss to both his family and the nation.
The state government also described the late police top gun as a committed and experienced officer who served Nigeria diligently and passionately.
This was made known in a press statement signed by Funke Egbemode, the state Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation.
The statement which commiserated with the family of the late cop added that Ajao was one of Osun State’s finest national icons.
While praying for the repose of the soul of DIG Ajao, the government asked the Lord to grant the bereaved family, friends and associates the fortitude to bear the huge loss.
In the statement, the Osun government noted that the late cop was the pioneer Assistant Inspector General in charge of the Force Intelligence Unit, who also served as the Deputy Inspector General, Force Criminal Investigation and later Operations in 2010.
The statement cited that DIG Ajao’s heroics was notable in his advancement of the community policing agenda.
“His strategic contributions in the Force saw him hold think-tank positions, including serving as the Board Chairman, Lagos Neighborhood Safety Corps.
“His legacies of professionalism and service to humanity are a pride to us as a state and a valuable lesson for the younger generation.”
DIG Israel Ajao died on Friday at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan.