Why Ex-IGP, Suleiman Abba Was Sacked – Police Council … Confirm Arase IGP

Why Ex-IGP,
Suleiman Abba Was Sacked – Police
… Confirm Arase IGP

The Police Service Commission explained,
yesterday, that the former Inspector
General of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abba was
removed from office because of
increasing cases of indiscipline in the
rank and file of the force.
The explanation came on a day the Police
Council confirmed Mr. Abba’s successor,
Mr. Solomon Arase as the substantive
Inspector General of Police.
The chairman of the Police Service
Commission, Mike Okiro, who spoke with
newsmen after the Council of State
meeting, yesterday, said the President
told members of the council that the
former IGP was removed because of
increased cases of indiscipline among the
rank and file of the force.
His words: “I’m not part of the Presidency
that removed him, so I cannot give
adequate answer. Though at the meeting
President Jonathan tried to explain to
members, based on the question raised
by one of the governors that Nigerians
may want to know why the former IGP
was removed.
“The President, who was very brief in his
response said, during the period of the
former IGP, a lot of indiscipline was
noticed among the Police rank and file
and as such he felt that a new IG should
come and try his luck. That is what he
said, though I cannot give details of that.”
Meanwhile, the newly confirmed IGP, Mr.
Arase, who spoke with state House
correspondents after meeting with
President Jonathan, promised that no
Nigerian would suffer injustice under his
“To Nigerians, I know that their
expectations are high, but I can assure
them that no Nigerian will suffer any
injustice by my inaction or action,” he
He said that under his watch, the welfare
of officers and men would be a top
priority as a well-motivated personnel as
the panacea for effective policing.
“To my men, I will tell them that their
welfare will be number one on my
cardinal responsibilities. You don’t
motivate a workforce except their welfare
is paramount. I’m going to ensure that
their welfare is going to be put on the
front burner” he said.


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