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Stop marrying too many wives, IGP Arase to Police Officers

Valentine Chinyem

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The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Solomon Arase, has advised officers and men of the Nigerian police to stop the habit of marrying more than one wife, while urging them to bear the number of children they can cater for.

The police chief said this on Friday, while addressing policemen and women of the Ekiti State Command, during his visit to the state.

Mr. Arase, who also inaugurated a housing scheme for police inspectors and rank and file members of the police, charged that “they should bear only the number of children they can cater for.”

In his words: “Stop marrying too many wives. Bear only the number of children you can cater for. Some of you have wives in your commands but when you are transfered, you arrive in your new commands and marry another wife and start a new family there. This is mostly among the men and I think you should stop.”

Responding on behalf of Ekiti State police command the Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr Etop John James, lamented the deaths of police personnel in the state.

He said large number of rank and file have been moved from Ekiti command without replacements and asked the IGP to make it a law that there won’t be transfer unless a commensurate replacement is accompanying it.