President Goodluck Jonathan sacked the immediate past IG, Suleiman Abba, due to gross indiscipline amongst the personnel of the force during his tenure.
This was revealed by the chairman of the Police Service Commission, Mike Okiro, who addressed journalists following a Police Council meeting chaired by President Goodluck Jonathan.
“The President, in a very brief way said, during the period of the former IGP, a lot of indiscipline was noticed among the rank and file of the police and as such he felt that a new IG should come and try his luck,” Mr. Okiro said. “That is what (Mr. Jonathan) said, though I cannot give details of that.”
Also at the council meeting, Mr. Jonathan confirmed the appointment of the new Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase.
Mr. Arase was appointed by the president as the Acting IGP following the sack of Mr. Abba on the April 21. He has been in an acting capacity for three weeks.