• I want to teach and write books – Ex-IGP, Arase

    I want to teach and write books – Ex-IGP, Arase

    Former Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Solomon Arase, has said that he would like to write books and teach as part of his contributions to the society as a retired police officer.

    Arase, who disclosed this shortly after a reception held in his honour on Saturday in Benin, also described life after active service as very relaxing.

    “I am an academic. I will write books, I will rest and do humanity work. I want to spend the rest of my life touching […]

  • Idris is a big liar, I didn’t steal police vehicles – former GP, Arase

    Idris is a big liar, I didn’t steal police vehicles – former GP, Arase

    A former Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase on Monday in Abuja described as lies, the allegation by his successor, Ibrahim Idris that he took away 24 police vehicles.

    According to him, Idris should cross check his handover notes which contains every information needed by his successor on vehicles bought by the police.

    The ex-IGP in a statement issued from London, United Kingdom, where he went for his son’s graduation also denied getting any letter from Idris since he has been out of […]

  • Arase In Fresh Trouble Barely A Day After Retirement

    Arase In Fresh Trouble Barely A Day After Retirement

    Former inspector-general of the Nigerian police, Solomon Arase has been declared wanted by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

    IPOB has directed its members to search for Arase and arrest him wherever and whenever he is found.

    IPOB disclosed that it plans to arraign Arase at the International Criminal Court (ICC) as soon as an international bench warrant is issued for his arrest.

    A statement signed by spokesman to IPOB, Dr Clifford Iroegbu, directed that Arase’s whereabouts must be strictly monitored and information […]

  • Why I retained Arase as IGP – Buhari explains

    Why I retained Arase as IGP – Buhari explains

    President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday explained why he decided to retain outgoing Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Solomon Arase, when he assumed office on May 29, 2015.

    The President who spoke at the public presentation of a publication “Cascade of Change: A Decade Of Liberal Thoughts” authored by the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, said Arase’s dossier and his intellectual capacity in the field of operations was enough to convince him to allow the former IGP […]

  • Why we have corruption in the Police – Arase shares reasons

    Why we have corruption in the Police – Arase shares reasons

    The Inspector General of Police (IG), Solomon Arase, on Tuesday in Enugu identified “uncertain future and fear of the unknown” as the major causes of the possible reasons for corruption and unprofessional conducts in the nation’s police force.

    Arase who spoke to journalists shortly after inaugurating Police Estate comprising 50 houses of 100 units of two-bedroom flats, named after former IG, Ogbonnaya Onovo (rtd) for the inspectors and rank/files cadres noted however said steps have been taken by his administration to […]

  • No Sufficient Evidence To Prosecute Herdsmen – Arase

    No Sufficient Evidence To Prosecute Herdsmen – Arase

    The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Solomon Arase, yesterday said there was no sufficient evidence to prosecute the herdsmen alleged to have perpetrated the killings in Benue State.

    The IGP also said that 18 suspects were already in police net in connection with the killings, even as the Tiv people in Bebue State, under the aegis of Mdzough U Tiv, MUT, are asking for N100billion compensation over the killings and destruction of their properties.

    The IGP, was absent at the beginning of […]

  • Police Spent N1.9 Billion in Damages and Settlements – Arase

    Police Spent N1.9 Billion in Damages and Settlements – Arase

    The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, says the Nigeria Police Force has spent N1.9bn to pay damages and settlements since the inauguration of the Treasury Single Account last year.

    He, therefore, urged the 500 police lawyers across the federation to do more as incompetence in the court had started affecting the finances of the police.

    Arase said this at the inaugural Police Lawyers’ Conference and the inauguration of the Officers and Council Members of the Nigerian Bar Association on Wednesday.

    He said, […]

  • Ikoyi Traders Sue Ambode, Arase, Others Over Market Closure

    Ikoyi Traders Sue Ambode, Arase, Others Over Market Closure

    Traders of the Hajiya Ibrahim Commsie Shopping Complex, Police Barracks, Falomo, Ikoyi, Lagos, operating under the umbrella of POWA Market, have dragged the Lagos State Governor Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, the Nigeria Police Force, the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase and others before the Federal High Court, Lagos over the closure of the market.

    The plaintiffs, Messrs Iyoha Wilson, Osborn Atrogo, Sunday Usulor, among others, claimed that by virtue of Section 36(1) of the 1999 constitution the defendants, who alleged […]

  • Why Police cannot protect all Nigerians – Arase shares reasons

    Why Police cannot protect all Nigerians – Arase shares reasons

    The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has said that the current number of Policemen in Nigeria is far too inadequate to provided security to all Nigerians coupled with poor funding of the force.

    According to the IG, the size of the Nigerian Police currently put at 305,000 policemen and women is not enough to guarantee the security of all segments of Nigeria.

    The Police Force and other security agencies in the country have come under severe criticism from members of the […]

  • I only ordered arrest of persons hoarding and diverting petrol – Arase

    I only ordered arrest of persons hoarding and diverting petrol – Arase

    The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has ordered the arrest and prosecution of “unscrupulous persons” involved in the hoarding and diverting of petroleum products.

    Arase in a statement issued by Olabisi Kolawole, spokesperson for the Nigerian police said those with genuine intention to use petroleum products were denied by these persons.

    “Further to the Nigeria Police Force directives on the activities of unscrupulous elements who engage in illegal sale of petroleum products, there is need to make some clarification that the […]

  • Petrol Scarcity: IGP orders arrest of buyers, sellers of petrol with jerrycans

    Petrol Scarcity: IGP orders arrest of buyers, sellers of petrol with jerrycans

    Mr. Solomon Arase, Inspector General of Police (IGP) yesterday ordered the arrest of persons found to be in possession of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) otherwise called petrol in jerrycans.

    And to give credence to the directive, Arase has communicated all Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and State Command Commissioners of Police to arrest anyone selling petrol and other petroleum products into plastic containers.

    Arase warned fuel attendants at fuel stations to desist from selling petrol inside […]