Jonathan dismisses IGP Abba, appoints DIG Solomon Arase

By Post Nigeria April 21, 2015 14:15

Jonathan dismisses IGP Abba, appoints DIG Solomon Arase

President Goodluck has dismissed Suleiman Abba as the Inspector General of Police, IGP, with immediate effect and has appointed DIG Solomon Arase as the Acting IGP.

This was disclosed by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President Dr. Reuben Abati today, Tuesday.

IGP Suleiman Abba, NPM, NPOM, became the 17th Indigenous Inspector-General of Police when he was appointed by President Jonathan on July 31, 2014

Abba took over formally from IGP MD Abubakar, Rtd, on August 1 2014, after he successfully completed his 35 years of service, serving as the Police boss from 25th January, 2012 to July 31, 2014.

Solomon Arase before his appointment as the Acting DIG of Police was the Head of the Federal Investigation Bureau, FIB.

The full statement reads:

“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 was the Head of the Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department.

“Mr. Arase holds 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.

Reuben Abati
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
April 21, 2015”