PSC Dismiss Zakari Biu for Aiding Boko Haram… As Larmode,Akpoyibo Others Are Promoted
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The fate of the controversial commissioner of police and Boko Haram sympathizer, Hassan Zakari Biu was finally sealed on Wednesday, as the police service commission approved his dismissal from the police force.
Excerpt of a statement issued by the commission reads: 'The Police Service Commission, after due consideration of the role played by Commissioner of Police, Hassan Zakari Biu, in the escape of the Boko Haram suspect, Kabiru Sokoto, today 22nd February, 2012 approved the dismissal of Mr. Hassan Zakari Biu from the Nigeria Police Force with effect from February 22, 2012.'
This will mark the second time he will be dismissed from the force after he was first dismissed by the obasanjo regime in 1999 for the various ignoble roles he played in the Abacha regime.'
His dismissal followed recommendation made to the commission by a committee said to have been set up to investigate his role in the escape of Kabiru Sokoto a Boko Haram member who was arrested for masterminding the December 25th 2011 bombing of St Theresa Catholic church Madalla Niger state in which over 40 persons died and several injured.
Upon the arrest of Kabiru sokoto, Zakari Biu being the commissioner in charge of investigations was mandated to handle the investigation but sokoto escaped while being taken to his house in Abaji, to conduct a routine search.
T he decision to dismiss him was taken during the commission 26th Plenary Meeting held Wednesday, and presided over by Mr. Parry B.O. Osayande, DIG (Rtd) Chairman of the Commission,
According to the statement, which was authored and signed by the chief pres secretary to the commission, Mr Ferdinand Ekpe, the commission took far-reaching decisions aimed at repositioning the Nigeria Police Force for effective service delivery to the Nigerian Nation.
This include the appointment of seven new deputy inspector generals of police, namely, Suleiman Dauda Fakai, Atiku Yusufu Kafur, Emmanuel Kachi Udeoji, Haruna John, Peter Yisa Gana, Marvel Akpoyibo, and Abdurahaman O. Akano.
Also, the promotion of thirteen police commissioner to the rank of assistant inspector general of police was approved.
Those promoted are, Solomon E. Olusegun, Michael E. Zuokumor, Orubebe Gandhi Ebikeme, Philemon I. Leha, Jonathan Johnson, Dan'azumi Job Doma, Joseph Ibi, Muktari Ibrahim, Suleiman A. Abba, .Mamman Ibrahim Tsafe,. Saliu Argungu Hashimu,.Solomon E. Arase,and David O. Omojola.
The Executive Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim A. Lamorde was promoted to the rank of Deputy Commissioner of Police.