Arase: I Want To Teach, And Write Books


Immidiate past Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Solomon Arase, has revealed a lesser known part of him.

The recently retired Police Boss has said that he would like to write books and teach as part of his contributions to the society as a retired police officer.

Arase, who disclosed this shortly after a reception held in his honour on Saturday in Benin, also described life after active service as very relaxing.

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Arase said:

“I am an academic. I will write books, I will rest and do humanity work. I want to spend the rest of my life touching the lives of the less privileged people within my community.”

“I will sit down to write some books, develop protocol for security sector reforms and if I have an opportunity to teach, I will teach. I like teaching; I like talking.” 

While expressing appreciation for the support received during his time as IG, he pledged his support to the police in order to advance peace and security across the country.

Solomon Arase and Wife

“I am humbled and grateful that my people have found me worthy to be so honoured in this way.” 

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Solomon Arase holds a degree in Political Science from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria graduating with the class of 1980, he subsequently got a Masters Degree from the University of Benin in 1998.

He went further to read Law and got (BL) qualification certificate in 2001 and another LL.M in Corporate Management and  Finance Law in 2004.

The Benin born former Police Boss was the 18th Inspector General of Police, taking over from Suleiman Abba in April of 2015 after the later was fired by Ex – President Goodluck Jonathan. He retired on the 21st of June 2016 and was replaced by Ibrahim Kpotum Idris in an acting capacity.