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Drama: Sacked IGP Abba ‘reluctantly’ hands over to Arase

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The sacked Inspector General of Police (IGP) Suleiman Abba on Wednesday created tension at the Force Headquarters, Abuja when he failed to show up for the handing over ceremony to his successor, Solomon Arase.

As at 8a.m, the scheduled time for the ceremony, Abba was nowhere to be found, as he insisted that he had not received a formal letter informing him of his sack, although he had reportedly removed his personal belongings from the office the previous day.

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Meanwhile, the tension in the premises was further heightened by talks that three of the serving Deputy Inspectors-General of Police were holding an emergency secret meeting in one of the offices, protesting the appointment of Arase, their contemporary as acting IG.

They felt cheated by his appointment, since they were all promoted same day on February 20, 2014 and vowed to protest the move to the highest office.

While the situation continued to generate tension, relief came at last after the Presidency reportedly directed that the hand-over ceremony must be completed without fail before end of the working day.

This forced Abba to make his appearance, at about 4:30 p.m, to do the needful, and take his bow.

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  1. Don Lucassi

    April 23, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    na wa o…Nawa for Nigerian power *in Shina peters voice*

  2. Apachee zooma

    April 23, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Power, so transient. Only one day, na him former IGP skull come look coconut. Well, hope other appointees learn a few lessons. Even sef na for Twitter Reuben first announce the change . No rules! I tire.

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