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IG of Police, Suleiman Abba sacked as Solomon Arase takes over

    ITRealms

  
Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba has been sacked by President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. The sack was announced by the president’s spokesperson, Reuben Abati, in a statement on Tuesday, ITRealms can report authoritatively.

ITRealms, however, gathered that a Deputy Inspector General of police, Solomon Arase, was appointed to act in his stead just as Mr. Abba’s removal and the assumption of office of his replacement are with immediate effect.

Mr. Abati’s statement read in full, “President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has relieved the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abba of his appointment and duties with immediate effect.
“President Jonathan has also appointed Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase as Acting Inspector-General of Police, also with immediate effect.” Until his appointment as Mr. Abba’s replacement, Mr. Arase ITRealms learnt, was the Head of the Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department.

“Mr. Arase olds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Law, as well as  Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Political Science and Strategic Studies. He is also a Fellow of the Nigerian Defence College.”

ITRealms further learnt that Mr. Abba, 56, became acting Inspector General on August 1, 2014 following the retirement of his predecessor, Mohammed Abubakar after 35 years of public service. He was confirmed substantive IGP on November 4, 2014.

With his removal, Mr. Abba will proceed on forced retirement four years before he attains retirement age.

Cyriacus Nnaji /GEE

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