Etim Inyang

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Etim Inyang
6th Inspector General of Police
In office
Preceded bySunday Adewusi
Succeeded byMuhammadu Gambo Jimeta
Personal details
Born(1931-12-25)25 December 1931
Died26 September 2016(2016-09-26) (aged 84)
Lagos, Nigeria
Political partyNon-partisan

Etim Okon lnyang (25 December 1931 – 26 September 2016) was a Nigerian Policeman and former Inspector General of Police. He was appointed in 1983 to succeed Sunday Adewusi and was succeeded by Muhammadu Gambo Jimeta in 1986.[1][2] He died at the age of 85 in Lagos, Nigeria.

Inyang was born in Enwang-Oron, Akwa Ibom, the son of Okon Inyang the traditional ruler at Enwang. He had his education at the Roman Catholic School, Uko-Akpan (1936 - 1937), Methodist School, Oron (1939 - 1940) and Oyubia Secondary School, Oron (1941 - 1945). Before he joined the police force, Inyang was a teacher between the years 1946 and 1949.

Inyang joined the Nigeria Police Force as a Constable in October 1949, he became a Lance Corporal in 1957 and was made Corporal in 1958. He became an Inspector in 1958, Assistant Superintendent of Police, (1960-1963), Deputy Superintendent of Police (1963-1965) and Superintendent of Police in 1965. He was Chief Superintendent of Police (1967 - 1971), Assistant Commissioner of Police (1971 - 1974), Commissioner of Police (1975-1980). Between 1961 to 1971, he was an officer at the INTERPOL office of the Central Criminal Investigation Department. In 1974, he managed the establishment of a Traffic Warden Service in the police force. Inyang was Assistant Inspector General of Police (1980 - 1984) and Inspector General in 1984.


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  2. ^ "List of Inspector General of Police in Nigeria". Retrieved 6 May 2015.