• Former IGP, Solomon Arase, Establishes Law Practice

    Former IGP, Solomon Arase, Establishes Law Practice

    Public service, like bullfighting, is a perilous art in which the public servant faces the danger of ravenousness and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance is left to the officer’s honour.

    In public office, the one thing that does not abide by familiar greed is a person’s conscience and Solomon Arase certainly understands this fact. Unlike his more covetous peers, the former Inspector General of Police (IGP) nurtures no desire to perpetuate himself in public office or politics, […]

  • Shocking!!! Ex-IGP Arase accused of taking away 24 vehicles from Force HQ

    Shocking!!! Ex-IGP Arase accused of taking away 24 vehicles from Force HQ

    The Acting Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has launched an investigation into the disappearance of some vehicles at the Force Headquarters in Abuja.

    Idris said the vehicles were still in the premises of the Louis Edet House at least one week before his appointment as the police helmsman. A probe has also been launched into irregular promotion in the Force by Idris.

    The Acting IGP disclosed these on Sunday when he spoke with newsmen in Abuja. He said preliminary investigations have revealed that […]

  • Arrest warrant on former IG, Solomon Arase to be issued soon – IPOB

    Arrest warrant on former IG, Solomon Arase to be issued soon – IPOB

    The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said that an arrest warrant would soon be issued on former Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Ehigiator Arase, by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for presiding over brutal killings of unarmed members of the group.

    It will be recalled that IPOB on Thursday issued an order urging “Biafrans all over the world including those residing in Nigeria to keep a 24-hour searchlight on the movements of the retired Police boss.

    On Friday, the spokesman of the […]

  • Handing & Taking over ceremony between out-going IGP Arase & newly appointed Ibrahim K. Idris … more photos

    Handing & Taking over ceremony between out-going IGP Arase & newly appointed Ibrahim K. Idris … more photos

    The handing and taking over ceremony between out-going Inspector General of Police Dr. Solomon E. Arase FDC, NPM (rtd), and the newly appointed Inspector General of Police Ibrahim K. Idris, took place at the IGP’s Conference Hall in the Force Headquarters, Abuja, yesterday 22nd June, 2016. More photos detailed below:

    The handing and taking over ceremony between out-going Inspector General of Police Dr. Solomon E. Arase FDC, NPM (rtd), and the newly appointed Inspector General of Police Ibrahim K. Idris, took […]

  • Full text of retired IGP, Solomon Arase’s speech at the formal handing ceremony to Ibrahim Kpotun Idris at the Force HQ today

    Full text of retired IGP, Solomon Arase’s speech at the formal handing ceremony to Ibrahim Kpotun Idris at the Force HQ today

    Valedictory Remarks by former IGP Solomon E. Arase, at the formal handing ceremony held at the Force Headquarters, today June 22nd. See  below:

    It is with a feeling of deep appreciation of the Almighty God that I address you on this occasion marking my formal exit from the Nigeria Police Force and transition of leadership to a new Inspector General of Police.

    Ladies and Gentlemen, exactly fourteen months ago, destiny reposed on me the fortune of being appointed the 18th indigenous Inspector […]

  • IGP launches conducive housing scheme for inspectors, others in Yola

    IGP launches conducive housing scheme for inspectors, others in Yola

    Mr Solomon Arase, The Inspector General of Police  has commissioned sixty four units of semi detached bungalows named after former IGP Gambo Jimeta Police Housing Estate in Yola,Adamawa State capital.

    Mr. Arase said the Force is determined in provision of shelter for its workforce, by providing conducive accommodation to the Inspectors and Rank and file who are vulnerable to such need.

    Commissioning the semi-detached bungalows Wednesday in Yola, IGP Arase, who was represented by the Adamawa State Police Commissioner, Ghazzali Mohammed announced […]

  • Christian journalists name Solomon Arase Integrity Man of the Year

    Christian journalists name Solomon Arase Integrity Man of the Year

    The Nigerian Association of Christian Journalists has named the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, as its Integrity Man of the Year.

    It said the award was in recognition of the IGP’s high sense of integrity, patriotism and professional excellence.

    At the event held in Lagos recently, the Secretary General, NACJ, Dr. Charles Okhai, said the award was the association’s way of contributing to the eradication of corruption in the country.

    He noted that the recipients of its awards were not perfect people, […]

  • Siasia’s Mom will return safely soon – IG Police, Arase assures

    Siasia’s Mom will return safely soon – IG Police, Arase assures

    Solomon Arase, the Inspector General of Police assures safe return of Samson Siasia’s 72-year-old mother, who was abducted from her home at Odoni community of Sagama Local Council Area of Bayelsa State on Tuesday by unknown persons.

    Arase, who spoke in Ibadan on Wednesday, explained little challenge the Police force seems facing, said the major challenge the force had faced in securing the release of the national U-23 team coach’s mother was the terrain in which the abductors operate. See Excerpts:

    “The […]

  • Police denies killing MASSOB, IPOB members or shedding blood of any Biafra Protesters

    Police denies killing MASSOB, IPOB members or shedding blood of any Biafra Protesters

    Solomon Arase, The IG of Police, has denied reports that officers of the Force had killed some members of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), during their protests across parts of the country.

    Recall that following the arrest and continued detention of Director of Radio Biafra and Leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, by Nigeria’s secret Police, the Department of State Services (DSS), his supporters had organised massive protests across […]

  • No Ransom was paid for Falae’s release – Arase, IGP

    No Ransom was paid for Falae’s release – Arase, IGP

    Report gathered that the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Solomon Arase, on Thursday said that no ransom was paid for the release of a former Secretary of the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae.

    Arase, who disclosed this to journalists in Akure while handing over Falae to his family, said the police would soon release further details on the rescue efforts.

    The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mike Ogbodu, as well as other top officers of the force were […]

  • Removal of Roadblocks from highways has tremendously reduced Corruption – General Arase

    Removal of Roadblocks from highways has tremendously reduced Corruption – General Arase

    The inspector general of police, (IGP) Solomon Arase has said that corruption in the police force has reduced considerably following the recent removal of roadblocks from the highways.

    Force spokesman, Olabisi Kolawole made this known in a statement in which she said the police boss also attributed the reduction to other administrative policies such as creation of whistle-blowing platform to report unprofessional conducts of policemen.

    Arase made the disclosure during a visit of a delegation of members of the Presidential Advisory Committee […]