By Sadiq Umar, Abuja.
President Goodluck Jonathan has fired the Inspector General of Police, Suleimon Abba.
A statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Dr. Reuben Abati, who announced the development Tuesday, said the relieve of duty was with immediate effect.
“President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has relieved the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abba of his appointment and duties with immediate effect,” it stated.
Meanwhile, the Presidency has announced a replacement.
DIG Solomon Arase is now to act as the new Inspector General of Police.
“President Jonathan has also appointed Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase as Acting Inspector-General of Police, also with immediate effect,” Abati further stated.
“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.”