Police:Zakari Biu dismissed,7 DIGs named..EFCC boss promoted



At last controversial Commissioner of Police Zakari Biu has been dismissed from the Nigeria Police Force.His dismissal was announced today in a statement by the Police Service Commission.Biu was the officer  in charge of Kabiru Sokoto, the Boko Haram kingpin allegedly linked with the Xmas Day Madalla bombing .Sokoto shockingly  escaped from police custody .The SSS in conjunction with the military  however rearrested him days afterwards.It was the Sokoto saga that also led to the sack of former IGP Hafiz Ringim who was officially urged to proceed  on terminal leave.

“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, 201” the statement said .

It added,“Also the Commission approved the appointment of seven (7) Deputy Inspectors General of Police. They are: Suleiman Dauda Fakai ,Atiku Yusufu Kafur ,Emmanuel Kachi Udeoji , Haruna John , Peter Yisa Gana ,Marvel Akpoyibo and Abdurahaman O. Akano

The statement added that “ Similarly, the Commission also confirmed the promotion of thirteen (13) Commissioners of Police to Assistant Inspectors General of Police. They 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

Chairman of the Economic and FinancialCrimes Commission EFCC was also promoted today “Furthermore, the Executive Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim A. Lamorde has been promoted to the rank of Deputy Commissioner of Police”the statement said

Read the Commission’s statement below:

The Police Service Commission during its 26th Plenary Meeting held on the 22nd of February, 2012, and in exercise of its constitutional mandate, deliberated on a wide range of issues. The meeting which was presided over by Mr. Parry B.O. Osayande, DIG (Rtd), CFR, OFR, NPM. mni, Chairman of the Commission, took far-reaching decisions aimed at repositioning the Nigeria Police Force for effective service delivery to the Nigerian Nation.

2. 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.

3. Also the Commission approved the appointment of seven (7) Deputy Inspectors General of Police. They are:

1) Suleiman Dauda Fakai

2) Atiku Yusufu Kafur

3) Emmanuel Kachi Udeoji

4) Haruna John

5) Peter Yisa Gana

6) Marvel Akpoyibo

7) Abdurahaman O. Akano

4. Similarly, the Commission also confirmed the promotion of thirteen (13) Commissioners of Police to Assistant Inspectors General of Police. They are:

1. Solomon E. Olusegun

2. Michael E. Zuokumor

3. Orubebe Gandhi Ebikeme

4. Philemon I. Leha

5. Jonathan Johnson

6. Dan’azumi Job Doma

7. Joseph Ibi

8. Muktari Ibrahim

9. Suleiman A. Abba

10. Mamman Ibrahim Tsafe

11. Saliu Argungu Hashimu

12. Solomon E. Arase

13. David O. Omojola

5. Furthermore, the Executive Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim A. Lamorde has been promoted to the rank of Deputy Commissioner of Police.

6. Finally, the Chairman of the Commission called on all personnel of the Nigeria Police Force to rise up to the security challenges confronting the nation as the Commission would not hesitate to wield the big stick on all who would not put in their best towards the furtherance of the Nigeria Police Reform.

Mr. Ferdinand U. Ekpe

for: Hon. Chairman

Police Service Commission

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