Solomon Arase Biography, Age, Education, Career, Controversies, And Net Worth

Solomon Arase Biography

Former Inspector General of Police of the Nigeria Police Force Solomon Arase is a retired Nigerian Police Officer who served as the 18th Inspector-General of the Nigerian Police (IGP).

Before he was appointed IGP, Arase was head of the topmost intelligence-gathering unit of the Nigerian police, the Criminal Intelligence, and Investigation Bureau. He was born on the 21st of June 1956.

1. Solomon Arase Profile
2. Educational Background
3. Career
4. Controversies
5.Solomon Arase Twitter Handle
6. Personal life
7. Solomon Arase Net Worth

Solomon Arase Profile

NameSolomon Arase
Real NameSolomon Ehigiator Arase 
Date of Birth 21st June 1956 
Age66 years (2023)
State of Origin Edo state
Religion Christian
Tribe Edoid
Occupation Police Officer
Known forRetired Inspector-General of Nigerian Police (IGP).
Marital StatusMarried
Net Worth$1 Million

Educational Background

Solomon Arase Educational Background

He is a 1980 Political Science graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, he holds an LL.B degree from the University of Benin and an LL.M from Lagos State University, specializing in Corporate Management and Finance Law.

He is also a holder of a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the University of Ibadan, a Fellow of Nigeria Defence College, and a recipient of the National Police Medal.


Solomon Arase Career

Solomon Arase was recruited into the Nigerian Police in 1982, while in Police service, Arase served in various capacities including being Commissioner of Police in Akwa Ibom State as well as working at the Intelligence Gathering Unit as Assistant Inspector General.

He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Defence Academy and served in Namibia during the United Nations Peacekeeping Operation. Solomon Arase is known as the 18th Inspector-General of the Nigerian Police (IGP).

He was appointed IGP in 2015 by President Goodluck Jonathan after Suleiman Abba was sacked. Before he was appointed IGP, Arase was the head topmost intelligence-gathering unit of the Nigerian Police, the Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Bureau.

In October 2022, a Nigerian National Honour of Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR) was conferred on him by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Presently President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the former Inspector General of Police’s name to the Senate for confirmation as the new Chairman of the Police Service Commission.


Solomon Arase Controversies

Solomon Arase’s successor, Ibrahim Idris, accused him and the deputy inspectors-general who retired along with him of illegally leaving service with a fleet of cars belonging to the force.

The acting IGP had said he had written to Arase and all the officers concerned to return the vehicles to avoid sanction. But speaking from London, where he is to attend the graduation ceremony of his son, Arase expressed shock over the allegation.

An allegation that made headline news and turned out not to be well managed as it was not well verified and substantiated.

Ibrahim Idris as the then Assistant Inspector General of Police operations was issued a query while under the leadership of Arase which fortunately for him was overshadowed by his appointment.

The anger resulted in his early fury against Arase and another management team then. According to Arase, the removed vehicles were sent for refurbishment in anticipation of the newly appointed GP. 

Despite ransacking all the residences of both the outgoing lGP and his management team, for official vehicles, none were found. Ibrahim Idris did not deem it necessary to tender an open apology for defamation of his former boss.

Solomon Arase Twitter Handle

He is not active on social media but he is on Twitter@: IGP_ARASE

Personal Life

Solomon Arase Personal Life

Arase was born on June 21, 1956, in Owan West Local Government, He is married with four children, and his family is carefully tucked away from the media.

Solomon Arase Net Worth

Solomon Arase Net Worth

He is estimated to be worth over $1 million

One Comment

You cannot copy content of this page

error: Content is protected !!