June 6, 2020
A former Inspector-General of Police (IGP) and chairman, Nigeria Police Service Commission, Musiliu Smith, has lost his wife, Ariat Smith, aged 69.
Mrs Smith died late Friday of undisclosed illness, according to a statement on Saturday by the Chief Press Secretary to the Lagos State Governor, Gboyega Akosile.
She will be buried on Saturday according to Islamic rites.
“Only immediate family members will be allowed at the burial rites, in strict compliance with the NCDC/Lagos State Government’s guidelines on COVID-19 social distancing protocol,” the statement read.
The deceased is survived by her husband and children – Mujeed Smith and Atiat Sheidu.
Smith , now a widower, was appointed Inspector-General of Police in May 1999 and retired in March 2002.