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Jonathan fires IG Abba…Arise takes over

President Goodluck Jonathan today afternoon announced the removal of Mr. Suleiman Abba as the Inspector General of Police (IGP), saying his sack is with immediate effect.

Accordingly, he has appointed Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase as Acting Inspector-General of Police.

A terse statement by presidential spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati to this effect noted: “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.