Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Mike Okiro, has revealed why the immediate past Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba was fired by President Jonathan on May 21st. Mr Okiro gave the reason while speaking with newsmen after the Council of State meeting where the new IGP Solomon Arase was confirmed as a substantive IGP yesterday May 12th
“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 said