Immediate past Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has dropped hint about the loot of former IGs, Mohammed Abubakar, and Suleiman Abba.
Arase made this near disclosure in a letter dated December 1, 2016, which he wrote to his sucessor, Ibrahim Idris to counter Idris’ allegation that he (Arase) made away with 24 police vehicles while leaving office in June as the IG.
The former IG who accused Idris of bringing the force into ridicule wrote: “I expect that former occupants of the office of the Inspector-General of Police should not be demeaned. This explains why Force Order 295 was emplaced by the force management under my leadership as acknowledged in your letter in reference.
“In spite of the emplacement of this order and despite the fact that my two immediate predecessors left office with 13 and nine vehicles of different makes and models respectively, I never pressurised either of them to return any of such vehicles neither did I engage in any act that was capable of bringing them to ridicule as being done to me of late by a force I dedicated my life to serving up to the highest level.
“Rather, it is on record that I went the extra mile to source for funds and initiated actions towards purchasing a brand new bulletproof jeep for my immediate predecessor, even after his retirement from service. This was done notwithstanding the fact that I inherited and had to manage a huge debt profile of about N28bn, which limited the financial base of the force at the time.”