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Former IGP, Arase, Denies Corruption Allegations



Former IGP, Solomon Arase
Former IGP, Solomon Arase

The Immediate past Inspector General of Police, IGP, Solomon Arase has denied the allegations that 19 assorted vehicles belonging to the police force were recovered from him.

There had been rumours making the rounds that a police Investigative panel which was set up by the current IGP, Ibrahim Idris, had recovered many vehicles from the former police boss.

However, in a statement he personally signed on Monday, Arase claimed that some people were bent on tarnishing his image.

He denied taking any police vehicle with him outside of what he was entitled to.

He further threatened to seek legal redress if those he said were desperate to tarnish his image did not to desist.

“It is embarrassing for me to wake up on Monday morning to be inundated with calls and messages on purported 19 vehicles recovered from me,” Arase’s statement read.

“I wish to reassure the general public that there was nothing like that.

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“Like I said in July, I did not take any police vehicle with me outside what I am entitled to, and so, there couldn’t have been any vehicle recovered from me.

“If there was any such, those behind this campaign of calumny should please make the number plates of the vehicles public and where they were recovered from,” he stated.

The Former IGP, Arase, retired in June this year, having served in the Nigerian Police Force for 35 years.

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