The Police Service Commission has explained the reason behind the dismissal of former Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba.
According to the commission, the former IG was sacked because of increasing cases of indiscipline in the rank and file of the force.
The rationale behind President Jonathan’s termination of Abba’s appointment was revealed on Tuesday, May 12, when the Police Council confirmed Solomon Arase as the substantive Inspector General of Police.
The chairman of the Police Service Commission, Mike Okiro, while speaking with journalists after the Council of State meeting, said: “I’m not part of the Presidency that removed him, so I cannot give adequate answer.”
“Though at the meeting President Jonathan tried to explain to members, based on the question raised by one of the governors that Nigerians may want to know why the former IGP was removed.
“The President, who was very brief in his response said, during the period of the former IGP, a lot of indiscipline was noticed among the Police rank and file and as such he felt that a new IG should come and try his luck. That is what he said, though I cannot give details of that,” he added.