19 cars, SUVs recovered from ex-Inspector General Arase

The Nigerian Police Force has recovered 19 vehicles from the immediate past Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, Punch reports.

A senior police officer told the newspaper that the discovery of 24 vehicles with Arase were made when the incunbent IG of Police, Ibrahim Idris ordered an investigation into the purchase and distribution of vehicles by his predecessors.

It was learnt that the Special Investigation Panel (SIP) in charge of the investigation have identified and recovered 19 vehicles, including assorted sedans, Sports Utility Vehicles and pick-up vans from Arase.

The source said, “We are making progress in our investigations. We were able to trace 24 vehicles to the former IG and we have recovered 19 already. He has yet to release the remaining five, but we won’t let up until we recover all the vehicles. We have pictures of the vehicles and they have been documented, so he can’t deny it, the recovery is a fact.”

Recall that Arase had earlier denied leaving with any cars when the current Inspector Geberal accused him.

He had said, “What am I going to do with 24 cars? Do I want to open a car shop? This is a malicious accusation. There are ways of verifying issues rather than engaging in media propaganda.”

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