April 21, 2015 – President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan today sacked the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abba. The sack is with immediate effect.
President Jonathan also appointed Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase as Acting Inspector-General of Police with immediate effect.
In a statement, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Rubben Abati said 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.