The Council of State presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, confirmed Mr. Solomon Arase as substantive Inspector General of Police.
Mr. Arase who was Deputy Inspector-General of Police was appointed the Acting Inspector-General of Police after President Jonathan relieved Mr. Suleiman Abba of his appointment as the Inspector-General of Police with immediate effect.
A statement by the Special Adviser to the president on Media, Dr. Reuben Abati did not give any reason for the sudden sack.
Mr. Arase, until his appointment as Mr. Abba’s replacement, was the Head of the Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department.
The statement added that 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.
Culled from Daily Independence