According to reports reaching us, the former Inspector-General of Police, Sunday Adewusi is dead.
Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala, former governor of Oyo state confirmed that Adewusi died on Tuesday night at the National Hospital, area 11 in Abuja,at the age of 79. Chief Adebayo described him as a dedicated and committed Nigerian.
“The Asiwaju of Ogbmoso, Chief Sunday Adewusi, is a father who, in no small way, contributed to my success in life.
“He is a rare officer and boss who served Nigerian police force gallantly. His contribution to the image of police is still a reference point up till today. He will be sorely missed by the police, Ogbomosoland, Oyo State and Nigeria in general” he said.
Chief Sunday Adewusi, the Asiwaju of Ogbomoso is an indigene of Ogbomoso, Oyo state. He was born in Nassarawa Eggon Local Government Area of Nassarawa State to the family of Pa Abraham Ishola Adeyinka Adewusi and Princess Eyiolawi Abeje.
Adewusi attended both the Church Missionary Society and Roman Catholic Mission Schools from 1944 to 1948 and proceeded to Baptist Day School, Jos between 1949 and 1950 where he completed his Standard Six education. His secondary education was 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 and later served as the ADC to the then Governor-General of Nigeria, the Rt. Hon. Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe.
He became the Inspector General of Police in 1981 when he took over from Adamu Suleiman but was however replaced by Etim Inyang in 1983.
Sunday Adewusi became a commissioner of Police at the age of 32, and an IGP at 45, the youngest the nation has ever had.