The former Inspector-General of Police( IGP), Suleiman Abba, has described his removal from office as an act of God, asking for the forgiveness of anyone that he may have offended in the course of carrying out his job.
Abba said he took over office when the political situation in the country was tense and all attention
was focused on the general elections.
He, however, noted that the elections were free, fair and credible and thanked all those who contributed to
make the exercise a success.
The former IGP, made these statements while handing over to the new Acting IGP, Mr Solomon Arase, at the Force Headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday, April 22, 2015.
He said: “I want to appeal to those who for any reason I may have offended due to lack of proper judgment as the case may be. For those who felt deeply offended, find a place in your heart to forgive me, it is God that judges.”
He also thanked President Goodluck Jonathan for making him attain the pinnacle of his career and
congratulated his replacement Mr Solomon Arase, for his appointment, which he said was well deserved, he has no doubt the new IGP will take the police to the next level, even as he called for support and cooperation from the rank and file for the new IGP.
The newly appointed Acting I.G, Solomon Arase admitted to those present that he was taking over the mantle of leadership of the police at a very difficult time. Arase called on his fellow Nigerian Police officers to recognise the need to perform their duty. He promised to make their welfare a priority.