• Tue. Mar 5th, 2024

PSC Chairman Arase Affirms Commitment To National Duty, Denounces False Allegations On Police Transfers

The Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Dr. Solomon Arase, CFR, retired Inspector General of Police, has categorically rejected misleading reports circulating in an online publication concerning police transfers within the Nigeria Police Force.

The publication falsely implied that the Chairman orchestrated transfers, particularly affecting officers from his home state of Edo, insinuating financial motives involving the Edo state Governor, Mr. Obaseki.

Arase dismisses these allegations as baseless, emphasizing that the police transfers were routine reorganization efforts to enhance effectiveness and professionalism. The Police Management clarified that states undergoing the reorganization, including Edo, Delta, Rivers, and Akwa Ibom, are part of a strategic phase aimed at optimizing efficiency and accountability.

In response to the insinuations that he prioritized personal interests over national duty, Arase asserts his unwavering commitment to a Police Force dedicated to nation-building, upholding the rule of law, and combatting criminal elements nationwide. He refutes the claim that he was the only Police IGP who dismissed officers from his village, deeming such allegations as “ridiculous and infantile.”

Dr. Arase highlights his December 2023 letter to the Governor of Edo state and the Inspector General of Police, expressing concern over escalating cult-related violence. He underscored the urgent need for decisive action, citing the judiciary’s failure to prosecute cases effectively.

Arase recalls his tenure as the Inspector General of Police, during which he took significant steps against cultism, charging culprits to court. Regrettably, he notes, some were released post-retirement, contributing to the current surge in violence in Edo state. Despite these challenges, Arase remains resolute in his commitment to the restoration of peace and safety in Nigeria.

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