Solomon Arase Biography, Family, Education, Career and Net Worth
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Solomon Ehigiator Arase is a retired Nigerian police officer. He is currently the Chairman of the Nigeria Police Service Commission.
Arase was born on June 21, 1956. He hails from Oredo Local Government Area of Edo state.
Arase attended Ahmadu Bello University for his undergraduate studies and graduated with political science degree in 1980. He was recruited into the Nigerian Police a year after on December 1, 1981.
Arase also has a Bachelor of Law degree and Masters of Law from the University of Benin and University of Lagos respectively.
He attended the Nigerian Law school and was called to the bar in 2000.
He also has a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the University of Ibadan.
Arase enlisted into the Nigerian Police on December 1, 1981 after graduating from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
Arase has served in various commands and formations of the Nigerian police, including being the Commissioner of Police for Akwa Ibom State.
He was also an Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation Bureau.
He served at the United Nations Mission in Namibia and is a Fellow of the Nigerian Defence College.
Arase retired from the force on June 21, 2016. On June 21, 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Ibrahim Kpotum Idris as Acting Inspector General of the Nigeria Police Force.
After his retirement from Police service, Arase was appointed Chairman of a Task Force responsible for the implementation of a state Anti- Community Development Association Law in Edo State.
Arase dedicated his post-retirement undertakings to legal practice, Security Consultancy with organizations such as the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), the European Centre for Electoral Support, the Human Rights Centre at the University of Oslo, Public Speaking, Research and other Academic engagements.
He is a member of the Committee on Prevention of Torture, Geneva Switzerland currently developing a universal protocol on Investigative Techniques.
On January 24, 2023 Arase was appointed Chairman of the Nigeria Police Service Commission by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Arase also served as the 18th Inspector-General of Nigerian Police (IGP) after Suleiman Abba was sacked. Before his appointment as IGP, Arase was head of the topmost intelligence gathering unit of the Nigerian police, the Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Bureau.
His estimated net worth is not available.