Reasons why president Jonathan sacked the Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba
As Nigerians continue to react to the sudden sack of Suleiman Abba as the Inspector General of Police ( IGP) by President Goodluck Jonathan and the appointment of DIG Solomon Arase as the Acting IGP on today,rumours have been going round about the possible reason why the former Police boss was shown the exit door.
According to Post Nigeria, things began to fall apart between the Presidency and IGP Suleiman Abba, after allegations of security and protocol breaches and the reported unprofessional manner in which he piloted the affairs of the Nigerian Police Force.
It was gathered that the President had intended to leave Abba’s fate to the Buhari government, but pressures were mounted on him and Abba was subsequently relieved of his duty.
The leakage of the redeployment of AIG Tunde Ogunsakin from Rivers State on the eve of recent elections in the states was the last straw for Abba.
“The leakage of vital information from the Presidency to the opposition camp, was a pointer that Suleiman Abba had assumed mole status”, a source said.
The former IGP was said to be overtly partisan, which is against the ethic of the Nigerian Police Force. Abba was also present during the presentation of certificate of return to Buhari, which left many in the Presidency dazed because it was alleged not to be within his official“mandate.”
“The presence of the IGP at the National Collation Centre with Buhari was rated as a partisan move and a provocative initiative.”
Recently, the Network Reform in Nigeria demanded the sack of Suleiman Abba, the group listed several sins against Abba including human rights abuse and corruption while saying the entire security system had been politicized.
A top Police source told Post Nigeria that the dismissal of AIG Suleiman Abba was received with shock across the rank and file of the Nigerian police.
Aranse, an Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), was appointed following the immediate sack of the former IG, Suleiman Abba by President Goodluck Jonathan.
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