GEJ kicks out IG Abba, appoints Arase
Less than two months to the end of his administration, President Goodluck Jonathan on Teusday, sacked the Inspector-General of Police (AIG), Mr. Suleiman Abba, and named a Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, as the acting IGP.
Abba, who was the AIG Zone 7 before his appointment as IG on July 31, 2014, succeeded Mohammed Abubakar, who retired after 35 years in service last year.
No reason was given for the sacking, but it may not be unconnected to issues relating to the just concluded general elections which the PDP lost at the national and most state levels.
It would be recalled that on one of such occasions, the presidency had to overrule Abba, when he deployed Tunde Ogunsakin, an AIGP, in charge of zone 6, in Calabar to Rivers.
But the presidency disagreed with the move, and had to ensure that Ogunsakin was sent out of Port Harcourt back to his base in Calabar.
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April 22, 2015 at 11:51 am
This revolving chair syndrome sef. Gojo, you fall hand sha. This move wasn’t smart, too easy to tell your game. Ok, so wetin be new IGP’s brief now? Otueke, here you come!